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What a wonderful little gift! This little booklet contains the life of Aesop and nineteen fables. (It is missing 45-6). The special feature consists in the six wonderful colored illustrations from the life of Aesop. They present Aesop as hunchbacked and otherwise misshapen but engaging. As far as I can tell, the six include The Breadbasket Choice, The Figs Demonstration, The Slave Auction, a banquet scene with footwashing, The Savior of the City, and Thrown from a Cliff. The Swedish is fun to try to figure out. The cover, dated 1843, says something about a Lekkamrats Barnbibliothek. My, the places this book must have been and the stories it could tell!
[C.H. des Réaux]