Aesop -- Life and Fables
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Now here is a piece of ephemera I am delighted to find and include in the collection! How many Americans run into a catalogue of a university exhibit in Australia?! There are 37 black-and-white illustrations here from the life of Aesop and the fables. Most dramatic among them are two linocuts larger than many of the others: "A Mischievous Man" and "Mercury and the Sculptor," the former a dark silhouette of a person holding a bird behind his back and the latter a contemporary close encounter of the business kind. Thirty of the illustrations are smaller woodblocks on the inside covers from Ryrie's two earlier books. There is also a larger linocut of Aesop sleeping. What a lovely find!
Stonington Stables Museum of Art, Deakin University