The National Button Bulletin, Vol. 45, No. 4, October 1986, including Fables on Buttons
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HD9969.B88N37 v..., no... (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Fables on Buttons comprises 124-151. The article promises to be continued, including bibliography, in future issues, although Robin tells me that the magazine is notorious for announcing such continuations and not delivering them. The coverage here goes far beyond what one finds in The Big Book of Buttons. The information on fables is scattered and inaccurate, but the pictures and descriptions of buttons are copious. Gustave Doré seems to have influenced far more designs than any other artist. Here is a listing of stories covered here: The Monkey and the Dolphin, CJ, TT, TMCM, The Peasant of the Danube, The Rat Who Retired from the World, OF, The Dog Which Carried Round His Neck His Master's Dinner, The Fisherman Piping, The Lion Who Bowed to the Palm Tree (from Nivernois; new to me), OR, The Wolf in Disguise, The Goose and the Viper (Hindustan; new to me), The Goat on the Crag, The Rose and the Butterfly (Dodsley), The Hare and the Frogs, The Sick Stag, BC, The Cat and the Looking Glass (Florian), The Discontented Squirrel (listed as from La Fontaine, but I am not aware of it there), The Stag and the Fox (Lessing), Four Friends, The Eagle and the Jackdaw, Chanticleer, WL, FC, The Eagle and the Serpent, The Heron, The Hare's Ears, The Forest and the Woodcutter, The Cat, the Weasel, and the Little Rabbit, The Shepherd and the Sea, The Fighting Cocks and the Eagle, The Nightingale and His Cage, The Lion and the Serpent, The Crow and the Snake, The Monkey and the Cat, DLS, The Falcon and the Hen, The Parrot That Chattered in Greek, The Cat, the Cock, and the Young Mouse, The Travelers and the Purse, FWT, The Oyster and Its Claimants, The Countryman and the Serpent, and The Hare and the Frogs. Wow! What a lovely, thoughtful gift!