Fables of Aesop According to Sir Roger L'Estrange, with Fifty Drawings by Alexander Calder

By: Aesop; Translator-Roger L'Estrange; Illustrator-Alexander Calder

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No marks or writing observed in text. Binding tight and square. Gently read. . . . . . . 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.

Title: Fables of Aesop According to Sir Roger L'Estrange, with Fifty Drawings by Alexander Calder

Author Name: Aesop; Translator-Roger L'Estrange; Illustrator-Alexander Calder

Categories: Kids,

Publisher: Dover Publications: June 1967

ISBN Number: 0486217809

ISBN Number 13: 9780486217802

Size: Soft Cover

Book Condition: Used - Very Good

Seller ID: 69358