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1930? "Una favola d'Esopo/Une fable d Ésope" (R. Fontana). Fot Brogi. Fotocalcografia Fusetti. A. Fusetti, editore, Milano. #773. 20,000 Lire at the Porta Portese flea market, August, '98.

The monchrome oval scene reproduces a larger 1878 engraving I have long enjoyed. Find it here under "Engraving." It shows a manacled, bearded Aesop entertaining a group of delighted young women. The same engraving appears as the frontispiece to the Ariel Booklet edition (1848/1890?) of Aesop's Fables with the James text and Tenniel illustrations put out by the Knickerbocker press.