- Museum number
- Object: Tsuzoku Isoppu monogatari 通俗伊蘇譜物語 (A Popular Version of Aesop's Fables)
Illustrated book. Vol. 3 of six volumes. Japanese translation of 'Aesop's Fables' with illustrations. Woodblock-printed.
- Production date
Height: 22.40 centimetres
Width: 15.20 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Hillier and Smith 1980
Aesop had appeared before in Japanese translations, the earliest as far back as 1593. The interest of this particular edition lies in Kyosai's illustrations which are based very closely on the designs made by John Tenniel for an 'Aesop's Fables' published in London in 1848, but which succeed in being very much more than simply pastiche.
Conservation Credit Line: Conservation of this book was supported by the Toshiba International Foundation
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2008 Feb 18-2008 Jun 1, BM Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from prehistory to the present'
2011 Jun- 2011 Oct, BM Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from prehistory to the present' (2 vols)
2016 Apr - Oct, BM Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from prehistory to the present' (1 vol.)
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Aesop's Fables
- Acquisition date
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Previous owner/ex-collection number: JH.514 (Hillier no.)