1788 Rare book in a beautiful binding - Fables of Aesop and Other Fabulists. Illustrated.
Author: AESOP; Robert Dodsley.
Title: Select Fables of Aesop and Other Fabulists, In Three Books by R. Dodsley. A New Edition.
Publisher: London, printed for Willm. Osborne and J. & H. Mozeley, Gainsborough, no date (1788).
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7" X 4.5".
Pages: xlviii-228 pages + index.
Binding: Near fine full morocco leather binding in lime, with Cambridge style blocks of dark green in the middle of each board, decorated with gilt leaves in the corners. Raised bands on the spine, dark green title and author labels, gilt flowers between the bands on the spine (hinges fine) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (tight and clean, light toning of pages - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the frontispiece and the title vignettes to each 159 fable.
The book: Splendid edition of SELECT FABLES OF AESOP AND OTHER FABULISTS, masterfully compiled by Robert Dodsley. This collection, with its intricate illustrations and intricate leather binding, represents a true treasure of the classical world of fables, teaching timeless lessons about human nature and morality.
The author: Aesop was an ancient Greek fabulist or storyteller credited with a number of fables now collectively known as Aesop's Fables. Although his existence remains uncertain and (if they ever existed) no writings by him survive, numerous tales credited to him were gathered across the centuries and in many languages. Robert Dodsley (1703 – 1764) was an English bookseller, poet, playwright, and miscellaneous writer. He made a significant contribution to English literature by collecting these fables and popularizing them in the 18th century.
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