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Aesop's Fables

by Aesop

Condition: Good


London: John Murray, 1848. Book. Good. Hardcover. All leather with finely gilt embroidery, much wear along edges especially hinges and ends although pages intact, half of spine compartment missing at top, covers tender and slightly loose (rebinding eventual), 100+ John Teniel drawings, xxv + 221pps + index, AEG. Both eps and pastedowns show discoloration. Perhaps the best version of the Fables ever published..

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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