Aesop's Fables

Numerous ancient writers transcribed the clever stories with morals told by Aesop on the Greek island of Samos in the early sixth century B.C. Little is known about Aesop whose stories about foxes, geese, lions and other animals have survived the centuries. Manuscripts of Greek prose and Latin verse were the first written versions of the fables and the fables of Aesop were among the earliest books to be printed in the mid-fifteenth century. The works exhibited here are fine examples of Aesop's Fables printed in the 18th and 19th century and illustrated with woodcuts.

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