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Gennadius Library

1988? Aesop's Fables. Eight cards of black-and-white illustrations reproduced by the Gennadius Library of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Gift of Kathryn Thomas, Spring, '88.

The eight include "Zeus and the Snake" (Venice, 1644), FC (Venice, 1644), FG (London, 1828), "The Woodcutter and Hermes" (Lille, 1809), SW (London, 1828), TH (London, 1828), DLS (Venice, 1819), and "The Stag and the Lion" (London, 1828). With illustrations ranging over almost 200 years and four editions, this little collection gives a nice suggestion of the illustrated fable books you might find in a good classics library.

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DLS, Venice 1819

FG, London 1828

The Stag and the Lion, London 1828

SW, London 1828

TH, London 1828

The Woodcutter and Hermes, Lille 1809

FC, Venice 1644

Zeus and the Snake, Venice 1644