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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 ...