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.
Phaedri Aug. Liberti Fabularum Aesopiarum libri V, Fab IX and Fab X.
Fables of Aesop and others : newly done into English with an application to each fable, FAB I, The cock and the jewel.
Aesop's fables : with instructive morals and reflections , pages 108 and 109.
Aesop's Fables, the frontispiece and title page.
Aesop's fables, illustrated by Ernest Griset, the cover.
The Fables of Aesop, and others, pages 84 and 85.
Aesop's fables : a new version, chiefly from original sources, pages 64 and 65.
Baby's own Aesop : being fables condensed in rhyme, the cover.
Some of Aesop's fables with modern instances shewn in designs, pages 66 and 67.
The fables of Aesop and others, translated into human nature, the frontispiece and title page.