The First Three Books of Caxton's Aesop Containing the Fables Illustrated in the Verona Aesopus of MCCCCLXXIX

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1973
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I have to admit that this volume is come-down after the spectacular first volume of the set, The Fables of Aesop Printed from the Veronese edition of 1479 (1973). Here there is no illustration at all. The typeface used for the Caxton fables is lovely, and the spelling has been transformed into that of present-day English. Synonyms are used for words that have fallen into desuetude. As in Caxton, a T of C for each of the three books is given at its beginning. Seven fables not in Caxton but included in the Veronese version (#I and #LXI-LXVI) have been translated for this publication by Betty Radice. They are found in Part II beginning on 107. The binding of both volumes, with morocco spine and parchment-covered boards, has a simple geometric design in gold.
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Editiones Officinae Bodoni
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