Alte deutsche Tierfabeln: vom zwölften bis zum sechzehnten Jahrhundert
Here is a thick anthology offering 549 pages of fables covering six centuries. There is a short introduction to each author in contemporary script. The texts themselves are in Gothic script. I count twenty-four authors and one-hundred-eighty-five fables. The Quellennachweise on 537-48 indicate the sources not only of the texts but also of the illustrations, taken mostly from Steinhöwel, Boner, and Solis. The heaviest concentrations of fables come from Der Stricker, Gerhard von Minden, Steinhöwel, Pauli, Waldis, Erasmus Alberus, Sachs, Luther, and Kirchhof. Now that I have catalogued this rather small (4¾ x 7¼) book, I hope that I will not buy it again!
Rütten & Loening