Aesop’s Fables

Aesops Fables - The Cunning Cat and His Company

I don’t have the chance to browse Op Shops like I used to, and to be honest we are trying to get rid of excess rather than adding to it, but yesterday on a visit to my favourite second-hand heaven I found this wonderful copy of Aesop’s Fables from 1967.

Aesops Fables - The Fox and the Grapes

There is comfort in pretending that what we can’t get isn’t worth having

Aesops Fables - The Jacdaw's Fine Feathers

Be yourself. Fine feathers do not always make fine birds

Aesops Fables - The Miller, the Son, and the Donkey

He who tries to please everybody pleases nobody

I just love the illustrations in these – I remember books and greetings cards that were stylised in this way, they really do speak to an era.

Aesops Fables - The Lion's Share

Some people believe that Might makes Right

Aesops Fables - The Fox and the Grapes (detail)

“I really wasn’t very hungry,” he said, to console himself. “Besides, I’m sure those grapes are sour.”

Aesops Fables - The Cat and the Mice

It is easier to think up a plan than to carry it out

Such gorgeous use of colour and bold design style – I found it hard to pick which pictures to show you without photographing the entire book, don’t you think they’re just wonderful! And who can resist a rabbit holding a sign that reads We want justice and Dessert.

Aesops Fables - The Lions and the Hares

First published 1965, second impression 1967. Selected and Adapted by Louis Untermeyer. Pictures by A. and M.Provensen

Actions speak louder than words


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2 Responses to Aesop’s Fables

  1. violetannie63 says:

    Gorgeous book – a great find 🙂

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