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AESOP'S FABLES.

by Aesop

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London: George C. Harrap, 1936. First edition. Hard Cover. Trans by Sir Roger L'Estrange Kt. Small quarto 309 pgs. # 168 of a Limited Edition of 525 copies printed upon hand-made paper and signed by the illustrator, Stephen Gooden. Illust with 11 wonderful full page plates and many letter illuminations. Full vellum with light gold decoration to covers and back strip. Marbled end papers. In a slip case with the same paper paper as the end papers. Title lable on slip case. Book and slip case in fine condition. A very beautiful book in all respects.

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: K. Grunewald - Bookdealer US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 2569
  • Title: AESOP'S FABLES.
  • Author: Aesop
  • Format/binding:Hard Cover
  • Book condition: Used
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: George C. Harrap
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1936
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