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Fables of Aesop

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ISBN13: 9780486217802
ISBN10: 0486217809
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This Dover volume brings into general circulation for the first time a rare edition of Aesop's Fables issued in Paris in 1931 and limited to only 665 copies. The book combines the 1692 translation of the Fables by English journalist Sir Roger L'Estrange with 50 drawings created especially as illustration for the tales by American sculptor, painter, and illustrator Alexander Calder.

L'Estrange's 17th-century rendering of the fables is a delight to read, judged by The Cambridge History of English Literature "the best that we have." Calder's art needs no special introduction: his widely displayed "mobiles" and "stabiles" have won him international popularity. The drawings Calder executed for this book rank among his most imaginative creations.

Two hundred and one of the traditional fables are narrated here, including such all-time favorites as "A Hare and a Tortoise," "A Fox and Grapes," "A Lyoness and a Fox," "A City Mouse and a Country Mouse," "A Swallow and a Crow," and "A Fox and a Raven." An entertaining volume for general readers, prized by literature students and art lovers alike, this is a book that should appeal to practically everybody.

Unabridged, unaltered republication of the first (1931) edition.
 

Synopsis:

Rare 1931 Paris limited edition of Sir Roger l'Estrange translation, with 50 original drawings by Calder. 201 traditional fables in finest English rendition (17th century) beautifully complemented by Calder. Contains mature content.

Synopsis:

L'Estrange text. Reproduction of fabulous Paris, 1931 edition. 50 illus.

Synopsis:

Rare 1931 Paris limited edition of Sir Roger l'Estrange translation, with 50 original drawings by Calder. 201 traditional fables in finest English rendition (17th century) beautifully complemented by Calder.

About the Author

A pioneering American sculptor and artist, Alexander Calder (1898-1976) is best known for his invention of the mobile. His playful sense of humor is evident throughout his works, which range from jewelry and toys to tiny, matchbox-sized wire sculptures and grand 70-foot steel sculptures that grace plazas throughout the world. 

Table of Contents

Ant and Fly

Ant formerly a Man

Ape and Dolphin

Ape and Fox

Ape and Fox

Apples and Horse-Turds

Ass and Frogs

Asse and Ungrateful Master

Asse and Whelp

Asse and Wolf

"Asse, Ape and Mole"

"Asse, Lyon, and Cock"

Asses to Jupiter

Astrologer and Traveller

Axe and Forrest

Bat and Weazle

"Bat, Birds, and Beasts"

"Bat, Bramble and Cormorant"

Bee-Master

Belly and Members

Boar and Horse

Boasting Mule

Boy and Cockles

Boy and False Alarums

Boy and his Mother

Boy and Snake

Bragging Traveller

Camel at First Sight

Camel praying for Horns

Cat and Cock

Cat and Mice

Cat and Venus

City Mouse and Country Mouse

Cock and Diamond

Cocks and Partridge

Collyer and Fuller

Countryman and Snake

Countryman and Snake

Crow and Dog

Crow and Muscle

Crow and Raven

Cunning Woman

Daw and Borrow'd Feathers

Daw and Pigeons

Daw with String at's Foot

Death and an Old Man

Doctor and Patient with sore eyes

Dog and Butcher

Dog and Cock on Journy

Dog and Shadow

Dog and Theif

Dog and Wolfe

Dog and Wolfe

Dog in a Manger

Dog invited to Supper

"Dog, Sheep, and Wolf"

Eagle and Arrow

Eagle and Daw

Eagle and Fox

Eagle and Man

"Estritche, Birds and Beasts"

Farmer and his Dogs

Father and Sons

Fawn and Stag

Fisherman and Pipe

Fisherman's Good Luck

Fisherman Disappointed

Fishing in Troubled Waters

Flea and Man

Flea and Hercules

Fortune-Teller

Fowler and Blackbird

Fowler and Partidge

Fowler and Pigeon

Fox and Bramble

Fox and Carv'd Head

Fox and Crab

Fox and Crocodile

Fox and Goat

Fox and Grapes

Fox and Hare to Jupiter

Fox and Huntsmen

Fox and Lyon

Fox and Raven

Fox and Sick Lyon

Fox and Stork

Fox and Weazle

Fox that lost his Tayle

Frog and Oxe

Frogs Chuse a King

Gall'd Ass and Raven

Gardiner and his Dog

Gnat and Lyon

Goat and Vine

Hare and Tortoise

Hares and Frogs

"Hares, Foxes and Eagles"

Hen and Swallow

Horse and Lion

Horse and Asse

Hound and Mastiffe

Husbandman and Stork

Hunted Bever

Imposter to the Oracle

Jupiter and Bee

Jupiter and Fraud

Jupiter and Herds-Man

Jupiter and Modesty

Jupiter and Serpent

Jupiter's Wedding

Kingfisher

"Kite, Hawk and Pigeons"

Laden Asse and Horse

Large Promises

Lark and her Young Ones

Lark in Net

League Betwixt Wolves and Sheep

Lyon and Asse

Lyon and Bear

Lion and Mouse

"Lyon, Ass, &c., a Hunting"

Lyon and Bull

"Lyon, Ass and Fox"

Lyon in Love

"Lyon, Fox and Wolfe"

Lyoness and Fox

Man and Two Wives

Man and Wooden God

Man bit by Dog

Mercury and Carpenter

Mercury and Statuary

Mercury and Tiresias

Mercury and Traveller

Miller burying his Gold

Mole and her Dam

Mountain in Labour

Musician

Nightingale and Bat

Old Dog and his Master

Old Lyon

Old Man and Lyon

Old Tree Transplanted

Old Weazle and Mice

"Peach, Apple and Blackberry"

Peacoct to Juno

Pigeon and Crow

Pigeon and Picture

Raven and Snake

Raven and Swan

Sheep and Crow

Shepherd turn'd Merchant

Shepherd and Sheep

Shepherd and Wolves Whelp

Sick Kite and her Mother

Smith and his Dog

Snake and Crab

Snake and File

Sow and Bitch

Sow and Dog

Stag Drinking

Stag and Horse

Stag and Lyon

Stag and Oxen

Stag with One Eye

Swallow and Crow

Swallow and Other Birds

Swan and Goose

Thieves that stole a Cock

Thrush and Birdlime

Thrush and Swallow

Thunny and Dolphin

Tree and Wedge

Travellers by the Sea-Side

Trumpeter taken Prisoner

Two Cocks Fighting

Two Enemies at Sea

Two Frogs that Wanted Water

Two Neighbour-Frogs

Two Travellers and Bag of Money

Two Young Men & a Cook

Unhappy Match

Washing of a Blackmore

Wasps in Honey-Pot

"Wasps, Partidges and Husbandman"

Wife and Drunken Husband

Wild Ass and Tame

Wolf and Crane

Wolf and Sow

"Wolf, Kid and Goat"

Wolfe and Fox

Wolfe and Kid

Wolfe and Lamb

Wolfe and Lyon

Wolfe and Sheep

"Wolfe, Lamb and Goat"

Woman and Fat Hen

Woman and her Two Daughters

Young Man and Swallow

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Spooky Boo-Boo, March 1, 2013 (view all comments by Spooky Boo-Boo)
I am working on my thesis project and I love this book! Great illustrations with a collection of stories I don't recall reading as a child.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780486217802
Author:
Calder, Alexander
Author:
Calder, Alexander
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Subject:
General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
Fine Arts
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - Greek & Roman
Subject:
Children s-Fables
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Fine Art, History of Art
Publication Date:
19670631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.5 in 0.54 lb
Age Level:
09-12

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"Synopsis" by ,
Rare 1931 Paris limited edition of Sir Roger l'Estrange translation, with 50 original drawings by Calder. 201 traditional fables in finest English rendition (17th century) beautifully complemented by Calder. Contains mature content.
"Synopsis" by , L'Estrange text. Reproduction of fabulous Paris, 1931 edition. 50 illus.

"Synopsis" by ,
Rare 1931 Paris limited edition of Sir Roger l'Estrange translation, with 50 original drawings by Calder. 201 traditional fables in finest English rendition (17th century) beautifully complemented by Calder.
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