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The History and Fables of Aesop
(Scolar Press, 1484)
A wonderfully reproduced book. The text can use the help of Jacobs' later reprinting. The 186 woodcuts (many for the life of Esope ) have their own charm but are distinctly inferior to the Ulm woodcuts from which they ...
Aesop's Fables in William Caxton's Original Illustrated Edition
(Hamish Hamilton Ltd., 1484)
This book of 37 fables has two very positive features: the coloring of Caxton's (primitive) woodcuts and the faithful rendition of his text with modern spelling and orthography. Different: the ox also steps on the expanding ...
Aesop: Subtyll Historyes and Fables of Esope Westminster 1483
(Da Capo Press, Plenum Publishing Corporation, 1483)
The reproductions are not at all as good as in the Scolar Press edition. The lack of a title page and of more bibliographical information is surprising in so lovely a book.