The Fables of Aesop

Illustrated by Edward J. Detmold
Translated by Mrs Edgar Lucas

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.
  1. 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

168 pages

Frontispiece and 22 colour plates and 16 black & white integrated illustrations

Coloured page tops

Plain slipcase

10˝ x 7½˝

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