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Aesop's Fables

by Aesop

Condition: fine


New York: Limited Editions Cub, 1933. Hardcover. fine. Samuel Croxall's translation with a bibliographical note by Victor Scholderer. With forty six Florentine woodcuts, reproduced from a rare sixteenth century Aesop in the library of Wilfred Merton and redrawn by Rogers. One of 1500 numbered copies designed by Bruce Rogers and signed by him, printed by John Johnson at the University Press, Oxford.Bound in quarter vellum and marbled paper boards. Slipcase worn at the edges. Former owner's bookplate. Publisher's informational postcard laid in.


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.


  • Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A.) US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 9026593
  • Title: Aesop's Fables
  • Author: Aesop
  • Format/binding:Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Limited Editions Cub
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1933
  • Keywords: Bruce Rogers; BR;


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