Aesop's Fables illustrated by Francis Barlow

Aesop's Fables, with his life : in English, French and Latin. Newly translated. Illustrated with one hundred and twelve sculptures. To this edition are likewise added, thirty one new figures representing his life, by Francis Barlow. This book was published in 1687. You can use this link to browse posts from this book, and you will find the table of contents below.

Thanks to the great generosity of Michigan State University, you can read this book online in PDF format: PA3857 .Z9 1687 Online. To see the book page by page, use the online edition at the Folger Shakespeare Library, which has higher-resolution scans that you can use to zoom in on the details. The Folder Library edition also supplies some pages that are missing or defaced in the MSU online version.

One of the remarkable things about this book is that it contains verse versions of the fables by... Aphra Behn! So far as I know, there is no online edition of those poems, so I will transcribe there slowly but surely. In the meantime, I am sharing the images, with a link to the index reference that will let you read an existing English version of the fable to accompany the illustration.

Here's a random image from the book:


Table of Contents (I've marked the ones with the Behn verse transcribed):

001. THE COCK AND PRECIOUS STONE (Aphra Behn)
002. THE WOLF AND THE LAMB (Aphra Behn)
003. THE LYON AND FOUR BULLS (Aphra Behn)
004. THE FOX AND FROG.
005. THE ASS EATING THISTLES (Aphra Behn)
006. THE LARK'S NEST IN THE CORN.
007. THE FOX AND COCK IN A TREE.
008. THE FOX IN THE WELL. (Aphra Behn)
009. THE WOLVES AND SHEEP (Aphra Behn)
010. THE EAGLE'S NEST.
011. THE WOLF IN SHEEPS CLOTHING.
012. THE RINGDOVE AND THE FOWLER (Aphra Behn)
013. THE SOW AND HER PIGS (Aphra Behn)
014. THE HORSE AND ASS.
015. THE WOLF AND GOAT.
016. THE KITE AND THE PIGEONS
017. THE CITY MOUSE AND COUNTRY MOUSE.
018. THE SWALLOW AND OTHER BIRDS.
019. THE HUNTED BEAVER (Aphra Behn)
020. THE FOX AND THE CAT.
021. THE CAT AND MICE.
022. THE LYON AND OTHER BEASTS.
023. THE LION AND MOUSE.
024. THE LION AND MOUSE.
025. THE DOG WITH A CLOG.
026. THE OXE AND TOAD.
027. THE LION AND FOX.
028. THE APE AND FOX (Aphra Behn)
029. THE DOG AND OX.
030. THE BIRDS AND BEASTS.
031. THE TYGRE AND FOX.
032. THE LIONESS AND FOX.
033. THE OAK AND REED
034. THE WIND AND SUN.
035. THE KITE, FROG, AND MOUSE.
036. JUPITER AND THE FROGS.
037. THE OLD WOMAN AND HER MAIDS.
038. THE LYON AND BEAR.
039. THE CROW AND POT.
040. THE PORCUPINES AND ADDERS.
041. THE HARES AND STORM.
042. THE FOX AND WOLF (Aphra Behn)
043. THE DOG AND SHEEP.
044. THE CRANE AND PEACOCK.
045. THE VIPER AND FILE.
046. THE LYON, ASS, AND COCK.
047. THE JAY AND PEACOCK.
048. THE ANT AND FLY.
049. THE ANT AND GRASSHOPPER.
050. THE COUNTRYMAN AND SNAKE.
051. THE SICK LYON.
052. THE WANTON CALF (Aphra Behn)
053. THE CLOWN AND CART.
054. THE BELLY AND MEMBERS.
055. THE HORSE AND LION.
056. THE STORK AND GEESE.
057. THE CAT AND COCK.
058. THE LEOPARD AND FOX.
059. THE SHEPHERDS BOY.
060. THE GOAT IN THE WELL.
061. CUPID AND DEATH.
062. THE OLD MAN AND HIS SONS.
063. THE OLD DEER AND FAWN (Aphra Behn)
064. THE OLD HOUND.
065. JUPITER AND THE CAMEL (Aphra Behn)
066. THE TAILLESS FOX.
067. THE FOX AND CROW.
068. OF THE DOVE AND HAWK.
069. THE NURSE AND WOLF.
070. THE TORTOISE AND HARE.
071. THE YOUNG MAN AND HIS CAT.
072. THE ASS IN A LION'S SKIN.
073. THE BIRTH OF THE MOUNTAINS.
074. THE SATYRE AND CLOWN.
075. THE YOUNG KITE AND HIS MOTHER.
076. THE NIGHTINGALE AND HAWK (Aphra Behn)
077. THE PEACOCK AND NIGHTINGALE.
078. THE ANGLER AND LITTLE FISH.
079. THE GEESE IN THE CORN.
080. THE DOG AND PIECE OF FLESH.
081. THE ASS AND LITTLE DOG.
082. THE WOLF AND CRANE.
083. THE COVETOUS AND ENVIOUS MAN.
084. THE TWO POTS (Aphra Behn)
085. THE FOX AND STORK.
086. THE BEAR AND BEE-HIVES.
087. THE BEAR AND TWO TRAVELLERS.
088. THE CAPTIVE TRUMPETER.
089. THE FIGHTING COCKS AND PARTRIDGE (Aphra Behn)
090. THE FOWLER AND PARTRIDGE (Aphra Behn)
091. THE EAGLE AND CROW.
092. THE LION, ASS, AND FOX.
093. THE FOX AND GRAPES.
094. THE HORSE AND HART.
095. THE YOUNG MAN AND SWALLOW.
096. THE MAN AND HIS GOOSE.
097. THE WOLF AND DOG.
098. THE WOOD AND CLOWN (Aphra Behn)
099. THE OLD LION.
100. THE HORSE AND LOADED ASS (Aphra Behn)
101. THE OLD MAN AND DEATH.
102. THE BOAR AND ASS (Aphra Behn)
103. THE DOLPHIN AND TUNIS (Aphra Behn)
104. THE PEACOCK AND PIE (Aphra Behn)
105. THE FORRESTER AND LION.
106. THE STAG LOOKING INTO THE WATER.
107. THE STAG IN THE OX-STALL.
108. THE DOVE AND PISMIRE.
109. THE LION IN LOVE.
110. THE TORTOISE AND THE EAGLE.



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