01 John Gay, Fables , Tonson & Watts, London, 1727;" The Lyon, the Tyger and the Traveller..." engraving designed by by Kent (others by Gravelot , and Wootton. No more than 25 copies were printed of the first edition.
02 anonymous artist, poster for the RKO Pathe animated film Aesops Fables , 1932,
03 James Thurber, illustration and text to "The Two Turkeys", from Fables for Our Time, Hamilton London 1951. Thurber's Fables ( The Rabbits Who Caused all the Troubles, The Lion Who Wanted to Zoom, The Unicorn in the Garden), are a necessary corrective to the tendency in fables to encourage nastiness and demonstrate a desperate urge to preserve the Status Quo.
04 from the 1479 Verona edition of the Aesop fables.
05 woodcut illustration to Aesopus moralisatus,
06/07 the Jullierion edition, 1609, one of 170 woodcuts by Le Petit Bernard. Greek and Latin versions in parallel text.
08 woodcut illustration to Aesopus moralisatus,
09/10. two woodcuts from the de Boninis edition, Brescia, 1487, translated by Zuccho.
11. The first French edition of Francis Barlow's edition of the Fables , edited and translated from the English by Roger L'Estrange, Amsterdam 1714. Barlow's edition first appeared in 1666 and a second in 1687 with additional depictions of the life of the fabulist. This edition was made from the copper plates which the printer Etienne Roger acquired after Barlow's death.
12. illustration to the Jean Belot edition of Dialogus Creaturorem ,Geneva, 1500. The dispute between the Fox and the Wolf.