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The Fables of Aesop.

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The Fables of Aesop.: Printed from the Veronese Edition of MCCCCLXXIX in Latin Verses and Italian Version by Accio Zucco, with the Woodcuts Newly Engraved and Coloured After a Copy in The British Museum. (With) The First Three Books of Caxton’s Aesop containing the Fables Il

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ILLUSTRATED WITH 66 POCHOIR WOODCUTS

The Fables of Aesop. Printed from the Veronese Edition of MCCCCLXXIX in Latin Verses and Italian Version by Accio Zucco, with the Woodcuts Newly Engraved and Coloured After a Copy in The British Museum. (With) The First Three Books of Caxton's Aesop containing the Fables Illustrated in the Verona Aesopus of MCCCCLXXIX.

Epilogue by Giovanni Mardersteig. Illustrated with 66 full-page woodcuts by Anna Bramanti. Woodcuts are pochoir colored by Daniel Jacomet to recreate the illuminated miniature effect of the British Library copy of the Veronese Aesop of 1479 (upon which the present edition is based). The fleurons, first adopted in 1479, were engraved by Charles Malin. 8vo. Publisher's ¼-green morocco; decorated boards; top edges gilt; acetate dust wrappers; enclosed in morocco-tipped slipcase.

Officina Bodoni, Verona, 1973. Limited to 160 numbered copies set in Centaur types, printed on Magnani mould made paper with goose watermark. 2 volumes. Volume I contains the Latin text of the 1479 edition, with Italian translation. The text was revised by Giovanni Battista Pighi. Volume II includes sixty fables in Caxton's English translation, followed by 6 missing from Caxton and here translated from the Latin by Betty Radice, with a prefatory note by Tanya and Hans Schmoller, who revised the text. (Mardersteig/Schmoller 182; Barr 91).

The Officina Bodoni Aesop is considered to be Mardersteig's finest book, and one of the greatest private press books ever printed. It celebrates the golden anniversary of Mardersteig's founding of the press, and is based on a beautiful hand-colored copy of the Aesop of Giovanni Alvise, the third printer in Verona. A very fine copy of this beautiful edition, with the separate index of the woodcuts and an explanatory essay laid in.

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Sardonic, wry and wise, Aesop's Fables are some of the most enduring and well-loved literary creations in history. In a series of pithy, amusing vignettes, Aesop created a vivid cast of characters to demonstrate different aspects of human nature. Here we see a wily fox outwitted by a quick-thinking cicada, a tortoise triumphing over a self-confident hare and a fable-teller named Aesop silencing those who mock him. Each jewel-like fable provides a warning about the consequences of wrong-doing, as well as offering a glimpse into the everyday lives of Ancient Greeks.

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Title
The Fables of Aesop.
Author
AESOP
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Anna Bramanti, Daniel Jacomet
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Officina Bodoni
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Verona
Date Published
1973
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