Aesop's Fables (The Collector's Library of the World's Best-Loved Books)

By: Aesop; Leaf, Munro; James, Thomas; Townsend, George Tyler

Price: $150.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 1982 Full-Leather. xxii, 207, [1] 8vo. Full grey leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. A selection of dozens of fables, from translations by Thomas James and George Tyler Townsend, with illustrations reproduced from woodcuts by Thomas Bewick (the preeminent woodcut artist). 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 (The Collector's Library of the World's Best-Loved Books)

Author: Aesop; Leaf, Munro; James, Thomas; Townsend, George Tyler

Illustrator: Bewick, Thomas

Categories: Classics, Fables & Fairy Tales, Franklin Library, Leather-Bound,

Publisher: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library: 1982

Binding: Full-Leather

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2307025

Keywords: FABLES CHILDREN WORLD LITERATURE CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED,