The Fables of Aesop paraphrased in verse : adorn’d with sculpture, and illustrated with annotations

Aesop’s Fables or the Aesopica is a collection of moralistic tales credited to the slave and storyteller, Aesop; believed to have lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 560 BC. The first English translations were dedicated to rich and powerful patrons. They were often published in large formats that only the well-to-do could afford, as in the case of this elegant version by Scottish translator, Ogilby.

John Ogilby, 1668. Layton Collection 16512


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