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dc.contributor.authorMcTigue, Bernarden_US
dc.contributor.illustratorGiovanni, Gherardo dien_US
dc.contributor.otherIntro Everett Fahy; Afterword H. George Fletcheren_US
dc.identifier.isbn9780871044549 (pbk. : alk. paper)en_US
dc.identifier.other6570 (Access ID)en_US
dc.description.abstractThis book was published in a hardbound version by Harry N. Abrams in 1989. The lovely illustrations remain as precisely rendered here as there. In a curious move, Adele Westbrook, editor of the hardbound version, is not even mentioned here. Let me repeat my comments from that book. What a treasure! A good introduction gives a concise history of Aesop, the text of the fables, and the illustrations. This hand-written and hand-painted manuscript was done from a printed book, Bono Accurzio's 1480 version of Planudes' 1310 text. The versions are surprisingly concise and witty. Several morals wander into generalities. Well told: The Old Woman and the Doctor (44). Differently told: The Eagle and the Fox (20). The illustrations are magnificent but small. They often read from right to left. Some excellent illustrations: The Fox and the Mask (33), The Broken Vow (40), The Thieving Child and His Mother (71), OF (105), The Ant-Man (131), The Thirsty Dove (143). The boar sharpens his tusks on a whetting stone (78)! AD (64) story has a net, while its illustration has a bow.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityTranslated from the Greek by Bernard McTigueen_US
dc.publisherThe New York Public Libraryen_US
dc.subject.lccPA3855.E5 M33 2005en_US
dc.titleThe Medici Aesopen_US
dc.typeBook, Whole
dc.description.noteLanguage note: Bilingual: Greek/Englishen_US
dc.acquired.locationPowell's, Portlanden_US
dc.cost.usCost: $27.50en_US

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