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by National Book Auctions
January 6, 2013, 12:00 PM EST | Ithaca, NY, US    Live Auction

Lot 3182: Aesop SELECT FABLES OF ESOP AND OTHER FABULISTS 1764 Antique Decorative Binding Ancient Classical Literature Engraved Plates (379 views)

Aesop SELECT FABLES OF ESOP AND OTHER FABULISTS 1764 Antique Decorative Binding Ancient Classical Literature Engraved Plates
Estimate: $100 - $250
Description: Title: Select Fables of Esop and Other Fabulists in Three Books Author: Aesop - Aesop was a Greek writer credited with a number of popular fables. Older spellings of his name have included Esop(e) and Isope. Although his existence remains uncertain and no writings by him survive, numerous tales credited to him were gathered across the centuries and in many languages in a storytelling tradition that continues to this day. In many of the tales, animals speak and have human characteristics. Scattered details of Aesop's life can be found in ancient sources, including Aristotle, Herodotus, and Plutarch. An ancient literary work called The Aesop Romance tells an episodic, probably highly fictional version of his life, including the traditional description of him as a strikingly ugly slave who by his cleverness acquires freedom and becomes an adviser to kings and city-states. A later tradition (dating from the Middle Ages) depicts Aesop as a black Ethiopian. Depictions of Aesop in popular culture over the last 2500 years have included several works of art and his appearance as a character in numerous books, films, plays, and television programs. City: Birmingham, England Year: 1764 Binding Style: Hardcover Pagination: lxxvii/186 pages plus index Width: 5" Height: 7.5" Book Details: Condition / Notes: Handsome antique volume is bound in full leather, with gilt-lettered panel and ornamentation to spine and gilt ruling to front and rear covers. Book shows light external wear. Binding is firm. Volume has marbled endpapers and gilt edges. Antique bookplate can be seen on front pastedown. Pages display foxing. Book is illustrated with title page vignette and engraved plates. As the photos show, this book was printed by John Baskerville, the innovative and influential English typographer and inventor. A widely-used modern typeface has been named in his honor. For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
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Lot 3182: Aesop SELECT FABLES OF ESOP AND OTHER FABULISTS 1764 Antique Decorative Binding Ancient Classical Literature Engraved Plates
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January 6, 2013, 12:00 PM EST