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Aesop and Other Fables

On until Fall 2011

Aesop’s Fables has been published continuously for seven centuries and was one of the first illustrated books to be printed after the invention of the printing press. Published first in Latin, the fables have been translated into numerous languages over the centuries. This exhibition features selections from 27 different editions of Aesop’s Fables—the earliest published in 1667, the most recent in 2008—displayed alongside texts from some of the most treasured tales, including “The Hare and the Tortoise” and “The Fox and the Crane”. The exhibition also features 12 etchings by Francis Barlow, originally published in 1687 in the volume Aesop’s Fables with his Life: in English, French and Latin.

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