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Fables of Aesop According to Sir Roger L'Estrange

Illustrated by Alexander Calder (American, 1898–1976), Typographical design by Monroe Wheeler (American, 1899–1988), Author Aesop, Publisher Harrison of Paris (French, founded in 1930), Publisher Minton, Balch and Company (American, 20th century), Printer Aimé Jourde (French, 20th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France; Place of Publication: New York, New York, USA

Catalogue Raisonné

Artist and the Book 47; Castleman, Century of Artists Books, p. 120


Overall: 26 x 16.9 x 1.6 cm (10 1/4 x 6 5/8 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with photomechanical relief prints

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Harrison of Paris; New York: Minton, Balch and Company [1931]) 26 cm; [3 ff.] 124 pp. [2 ff.]; original publisher’s printed blue paper boards, original red cardboard folder and slipcase [original paper knife, publisher’s catalogue, and ephemera laid in]

Paris: Harrison of Paris; New York: Minton, Balch and Company [1931]


By 1978, Richmond G. Wright; 1978, gift of Richmond G. Wright to the MFA. (Accession date: December 13, 1978)

Credit Line

Gift of Richmond G. Wright


© 2011 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.