Aesop's Fables: A New Version

By: Aesop; Leaf, Munro; Van Vliet, Emile

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Book Condition: Near Fine

1979 Full-Leather. xii, 130 pp. Tall 8vo. Brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. A selection of dozens of fables, rewritten by Munro Leaf, with an introduction by Emile Van Vliet, and woodcut illustrations by Robert Lawson. Aesop's Fables or Aesopica refers to a collection of fables credited to Aesop, a slave and story-teller who lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 560 BC. Aesop's Fables have become a blanket term for collections of brief fables, especially beast fables involving anthropomorphic animals. His fables are some of the most well known in the world. The fables remain a popular choice for moral education of children today. Many stories included in Aesop's Fables, such as The Fox and the Grapes (from which the idiom sour grapes was derived), The Tortoise and the Hare, The North Wind and the Sun, The Boy Who Cried Wolf and The Ant and the Grasshopper are well-known throughout the world.

Title: Aesop's Fables: A New Version

Author: Aesop; Leaf, Munro; Van Vliet, Emile

Illustrator: Lawson, Robert

Categories: Leather-Bound, Easton Press, Vintage, Classics, Fables & Fairy Tales,

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1979

Binding: Full-Leather

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2285624