The Fables

The Fables

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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.show more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 160.02 x 228.6 x 12.7mm | 226.8g
  • Dover Publications Inc.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0486217809
  • 9780486217802
  • 1,095,886

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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."show more

About Aesop

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."show more

Table of contents

Ant and FlyAnt formerly a ManApe and Dolphin Ape and FoxApe and FoxApples and Horse-TurdsAss and FrogsAsse and Ungrateful MasterAsse and WhelpAsse and Wolf"Asse, Ape and Mole""Asse, Lyon, and Cock"Asses to JupiterAstrologer and TravellerAxe and ForrestBat and Weazle"Bat, Birds, and Beasts""Bat, Bramble and Cormorant"Bee-MasterBelly and MembersBoar and HorseBoasting MuleBoy and CocklesBoy and False AlarumsBoy and his MotherBoy and SnakeBragging TravellerCamel at First SightCamel praying for HornsCat and CockCat and MiceCat and VenusCity Mouse and Country MouseCock and DiamondCocks and PartridgeCollyer and FullerCountryman and SnakeCountryman and SnakeCrow and DogCrow and MuscleCrow and RavenCunning WomanDaw and Borrow'd FeathersDaw and PigeonsDaw with String at's FootDeath and an Old ManDoctor and Patient with sore eyesDog and ButcherDog and Cock on JournyDog and ShadowDog and TheifDog and WolfeDog and WolfeDog in a MangerDog invited to Supper"Dog, Sheep, and Wolf"Eagle and ArrowEagle and DawEagle and FoxEagle and Man"Estritche, Birds and Beasts"Farmer and his DogsFather and SonsFawn and StagFisherman and PipeFisherman's Good LuckFisherman DisappointedFishing in Troubled WatersFlea and ManFlea and HerculesFortune-TellerFowler and BlackbirdFowler and PartidgeFowler and PigeonFox and BrambleFox and Carv'd HeadFox and CrabFox and CrocodileFox and GoatFox and GrapesFox and Hare to JupiterFox and HuntsmenFox and LyonFox and RavenFox and Sick LyonFox and StorkFox and WeazleFox that lost his TayleFrog and OxeFrogs Chuse a KingGall'd Ass and RavenGardiner and his DogGnat and LyonGoat and VineHare and TortoiseHares and Frogs"Hares, Foxes and Eagles"Hen and SwallowHorse and LionHorse and AsseHound and MastiffeHusbandman and StorkHunted BeverImposter to the OracleJupiter and BeeJupiter and FraudJupiter and Herds-ManJupiter and ModestyJupiter and SerpentJupiter's WeddingKingfisher"Kite, Hawk and Pigeons"Laden Asse and HorseLarge PromisesLark and her Young OnesLark in NetLeague Betwixt Wolves and SheepLyon and AsseLyon and BearLion and Mouse"Lyon, Ass, &c., a Hunting"Lyon and Bull"Lyon, Ass and Fox"Lyon in Love"Lyon, Fox and Wolfe"Lyoness and FoxMan and Two WivesMan and Wooden GodMan bit by DogMercury and CarpenterMercury and StatuaryMercury and TiresiasMercury and TravellerMiller burying his GoldMole and her DamMountain in LabourMusicianNightingale and BatOld Dog and his MasterOld LyonOld Man and LyonOld Tree TransplantedOld Weazle and Mice"Peach, Apple and Blackberry"Peacoct to JunoPigeon and CrowPigeon and PictureRaven and SnakeRaven and SwanSheep and CrowShepherd turn'd MerchantShepherd and SheepShepherd and Wolves WhelpSick Kite and her MotherSmith and his DogSnake and CrabSnake and FileSow and BitchSow and DogStag DrinkingStag and HorseStag and Lyon Stag and OxenStag with One EyeSwallow and CrowSwallow and Other BirdsSwan and GooseThieves that stole a CockThrush and BirdlimeThrush and SwallowThunny and DolphinTree and WedgeTravellers by the Sea-SideTrumpeter taken PrisonerTwo Cocks FightingTwo Enemies at SeaTwo Frogs that Wanted WaterTwo Neighbour-FrogsTwo Travellers and Bag of MoneyTwo Young Men & a CookUnhappy MatchWashing of a BlackmoreWasps in Honey-Pot"Wasps, Partidges and Husbandman"Wife and Drunken HusbandWild Ass and TameWolf and CraneWolf and Sow"Wolf, Kid and Goat"Wolfe and FoxWolfe and KidWolfe and LambWolfe and LyonWolfe and Sheep"Wolfe, Lamb and Goat"Woman and Fat HenWoman and her Two DaughtersYoung Man and Swallowshow more

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