The Fables of Aesop. Aesop.
The Fables of Aesop.
The Fables of Aesop.
The Fables of Aesop.
The Fables of Aesop.
(Officina Bodoni)

The Fables of Aesop.

Verona: Officina Bodoni, 1973. Two octavo volumes. 278; 120pp. One of 160 copies on handmade paper. Volume One contains the text from the Veronese Edition of 1479, printed by Giovanni Alvise. The Fables are in Latin verse, followed by the Italian of Accio Zucco. The 68 beautiful woodcuts are newly engraved by Anna Bramanti after those in the 1479 edition, and delicately hand-colored after a copy in the British Museum. Like the originals, they are framed in borders of printing ornaments. Volume Two contains the first three books of Caxton's Aesop, which included the same Fables as the Verona edition. Some of the fables are newly translated into English by Betty Radice. Both volumes are extremely fine in vellum boards with a Renaissance-style gilt strapwork border, and gilt-titled green morocco spines. T.e.g. Morocco-trimmed slipcase. Prospectus laid in to second volume. Item #30702

(Mardersteig 182).

Price: $6,750.00

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