Illustrations of ‘Aesop’s Fables’ Through the Ages

Some stories just never go out of fashion. This week, Maria Popova tipped us off to an excellent collection of illustrations from various editions of Aesop’s Fables over the last few centuries, curated by Laura K. Gibbs. After the jump, we’ve picked out a few of our favorites, from as early as 1479 and ranging into the 20th century. Click through to remind yourself just how long your favorite fables have been in circulation (and with great accompanying art throughout), and then be sure to head here to check out many, many more of these amazing illustrations.

De asino et catello, illustrated by Steinhowel, 1479.