The Fables of Aesop
Now in its twelfth Folio Society printing, The Fables of Aesop includes all of the storyteller’s best-loved tales, exquisitely illustrated by the great Victorian illustrator Edward J. Detmold.
It seems incredible that a freed Phrygian slave living in the 6th century was the author of more than 300 tales that remain popular, relevant and universally read 1,500 years later. However, the legend of Aesop is almost as fantastical as the stories he created, his existence variously proven and doubted but his name still attributed to this great body of work.
Avoid a remedy that is worse than the disease.
- From ‘The Hawk, The Kite and The Pigeons’
Bound in cloth blocked with Detmold's original design redrawn by David Eccles
Set in Modern Monotype Extended
Frontispiece and 22 colour plates and 16 black & white integrated illustrations
Coloured page tops
10˝ x 7½˝
Passed down for centuries
Using animals as the mouthpiece for morality
The classic 1909 edition illustrated by Edward J. Detmold
About Edward J. Detmold
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