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Fables of Aesop and others. Newly done into English. With an Application to each Fable. Illustrated with Cutts.

Woodcuts by Unidentified artist, English, 18th century, Copied after Sébastien Leclerc (French, 1637–1714), Etched by Gerard van der Gucht (English, 1696–1776), Author Aesop, Publisher Jacob Tonson (English, 1656?–1736), Publisher John Watts (English (London), working about 1725-1760)

Place of Publication: London, England


Overall: 19.7 x 12.7 x 3 cm (7 3/4 x 5 x 1 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with an etched frontispiece and numerous woodcuts

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(London: Jacob Tonson and John Watts, 1722) Octavo; 199 leaves, plus frontispiece; nineteenth[?]-century gilt-stamped speckled brown calf.

Frontispiece with statue of Aesop; illustrations to fables.

London: Jacob Tonson and John Watts, 1722


Acquired in 1922 by William A. Sargent, Boston (1858-1936), by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 17, 1937.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Collection—Bequest of William A. Sargent