Fables D’Ésope, mises en Français, Avec le sens moral en quatre vers; Nouvelle edition.

Lille: Castiaux and Blocquel, 1809. This edition is printed on light blue paper. OCLC notes that the woodcuts in this book were also used in a card game entitled “Grand Jeu de Fables d’Espose,” which was published by the same firm. Wood-engraved frontispiece; illustrated with forty-one woodcuts. Additional woodcut tailpieces in text, each about 1 ” x 2 .” Slight foxing, very minor stain to outer margin and fore edge of first few gatherings. Bookplate on front pastedown. Contemporary ink signature on front flyleaf. A very good copy. Contemporary vellum spine over paste paper boards. Boards and corners lightly worn. Twelvemo. 3]-236 pp. (Item ID: 16444)


Fables D’Esope contains more than two hundred fables, including “The Cat and the Rats,” “The Fox and the Wolf,” “The Rose and the Flowers,” “The Swan and the Crane,” and “The Old Woman and Her Servant.” Also included is a brief life of Aesop.

OCLC lists five copies, only one of which is in America (Morgan Library).

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