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Aesop's Fables

by AESOP (620-560 BC) [CROXALL, Samuel, translator (c.1690-1752)] [SCHOLDERER, Victor, note]

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Oxford: The Limited Editions Club, 1933. [Folk tales]. LIMITED ILLUSTRATED EDITION. Crown Quarto (27 x 19 cm), pp. xvi, 212. No. 353 of 1500 copies, SIGNED by the typographer, Bruce Rogers. With many facsimile Florentine woodcuts. Elegantly bound in later half red calf, gilt, over marbled sides, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, marbled endpapers. Fine condition, inside and out. A beautiful copy of the collected tales of the celebrated fabulist, printed on high quality paper.

Aesop, known only for the genre of fables ascribed to him, was a slave in the mid-sixth century BC in Greece. He is assumed to have written many of these curious moral parables, and they have been added to and translated into many languages since they were first collected.




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