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 with AB):

001. COCK AND PRECIOUS STONE (AB)
002. WOLF AND LAMB (AB)
003. LYON AND FOUR BULLS (AB)
004. FOX AND FROG. (AB)
005. ASS EATING THISTLES (AB)
006. THE LARK'S NEST IN THE CORN. (AB)
007. THE FOX AND COCK IN A TREE (AB)
008. FOX IN THE WELL. (AB)
009. WOLVES AND SHEEP (AB)
010. THE EAGLE'S NEST (AB)
011. THE WOLF IN SHEEPS CLOTHING. (AB)
012. RINGDOVE AND FOWLER (AB)
013. SOW AND HER PIGS (AB)
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. HUNTED BEAVER (AB)
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. APE AND FOX (AB)
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. FOX AND WOLF (AB)
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. WANTON CALF (AB)
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. (AB)
062. THE OLD MAN AND HIS SONS.
063. OLD DEER AND FAWN (AB)
064. THE OLD HOUND.
065. JUPITER AND CAMEL (AB)
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. NIGHTINGALE AND HAWK (AB)
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. TWO POTS (AB)
085. THE FOX AND STORK.
086. BEAR AND BEE-HIVES (AB)
087. THE BEAR AND TWO TRAVELLERS.
088. THE CAPTIVE TRUMPETER.
089. FIGHTING COCKS AND PARTRIDGE (AB)
090. FOWLER AND PARTRIDGE (AB)
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. WOOD AND CLOWN (AB)
099. THE OLD LION.
100. HORSE AND LOADED ASS (AB)
101. THE OLD MAN AND DEATH.
102. BOAR AND ASS (AB)
103. DOLPHIN AND TUNIS (AB)
104. PEACOCK AND PIE (AB)
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.

The links below go to the Folger digital book online:
014. HORSE AND ASS.
015. WOLF AND GOAT.
016. KITE AND PIGEONS
017. CITY MOUSE AND COUNTRY MOUSE.
018. SWALLOW AND OTHER BIRDS.
020. FOX AND CAT.
021. CAT AND MICE.
022. LYON AND OTHER BEASTS.
023. LION AND MOUSE.
024. LION AND MOUSE.
025. DOG WITH A CLOG.
026. OXE AND TOAD.
027. LION AND FOX.
029. DOG AND OX.
030. BIRDS AND BEASTS.
031. TYGRE AND FOX.
032. LIONNESS AND FOX.
033. OAK AND REED.
034. WIND AND SUN.
035. KITE, FROG, AND MOUSE.
036. JUPITER AND FROGS.
037. OLD WOMAN AND HER MAIDS.
038. LYON AND BEAR.
039. CROW AND POT.
040. PORCUPINES AND ADDERS.
041. HARES AND STORM.
043. DOG AND SHEEP.
044. CRANE AND PEACOCK.
045. VIPER AND FILE.
046. LYON, ASS, AND COCK.
047. JAY AND PEACOCK.
048. ANT AND FLY.
049. ANT AND GRASSHOPPER.
050. COUNTRYMAN AND SNAKE.
051. SICK LYON.
053. CLOWN AND CART.
054. BELLY AND MEMBERS.
055. HORSE AND LION.
056. STORK AND GEESE.
057. CAT AND COCK.
058. LEOPARD AND FOX.
059. SHEPHERDS BOY.
060. GOAT IN WELL.
062. OLD MAN AND HIS SONS.
064. OLD HOUND.
066. TAILLESS FOX.
067. FOX AND CROW.
068. OF DOVE AND HAWK.
069. NURSE AND WOLF.
070. TORTOISE AND HARE.
071. YOUNG MAN AND HIS CAT.
072. ASS IN A LION'S SKIN.
073. BIRTH OF MOUNTAINS.
074. SATYRE AND CLOWN.
075. YOUNG KITE AND HIS MOTHER.
077. PEACOCK AND NIGHTINGALE.
078. ANGLER AND LITTLE FISH.
079. GEESE IN CORN.
080. DOG AND PIECE OF FLESH.
081. ASS AND LITTLE DOG.
082. WOLF AND CRANE.
083. COVETOUS AND ENVIOUS MAN.
085. FOX AND STORK.
087. BEAR AND TWO TRAVELLERS.
088. CAPTIVE TRUMPETER.
091. EAGLE AND CROW.
092. LION, ASS, AND FOX.
093. FOX AND GRAPES.
094. HORSE AND HART.
095. YOUNG MAN AND SWALLOW.
096. MAN AND HIS GOOSE.
097. WOLF AND DOG.
099. OLD LION.
101. OLD MAN AND DEATH.
105. FORRESTER AND LION.
106. STAG LOOKING INTO WATER.
107. STAG IN OX-STALL.
108. DOVE AND PISMIRE.
109. LION IN LOVE.
110. TORTOISE AND EAGLE.

Behn poem transcribed:
001. COCK AND PRECIOUS STONE.
002. WOLF AND LAMB.
003. LYON AND FOUR BULLS.
004. FOX AND FROG.
005. ASS EATING THISTLES.
006. LARK'S NEST IN CORN.
007. FOX AND COCK IN A TREE.
008. FOX IN WELL.
009. WOLVES AND SHEEP.
010. EAGLE'S NEST.
011. WOLF IN SHEEPS CLOTHING.
012. RINGDOVE AND FOWLER.
013. SOW AND HER PIGS.
019. HUNTED BEAVER.
028. APE AND FOX.
042. FOX AND WOLF.
052. WANTON CALF.
061. CUPID AND DEATH.
063. OLD DEER AND FAWN.
065. JUPITER AND CAMEL.
076. NIGHTINGALE AND HAWK.
084. TWO POTS.
086. BEAR AND BEE-HIVES.
089. FIGHTING COCKS AND PARTRIDGE.
090. FOWLER AND PARTRIDGE.
098. WOOD AND CLOWN.
100. HORSE AND LOADED ASS.
102. BOAR AND ASS.
103. DOLPHIN AND TUNIS.
104. PEACOCK AND PIE.

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