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30 Arthur Golding 1536-1605?
A Morall Fabletalke
English manuscript on paper, 97 leaves, England, before 1570 (Western 16)
One of the few complete sixteenth century literary manuscripts in an author's holograph, A Morall Fabletalke is a translation and an adaptation of Aesop's Fables. The volume also includes original fables by Golding, the Elizabethan translator best known for the fine style and felicity of phrase in his edition of Ovid, first published in 1565 and 1567.
Gift of the Columbia College Class of 1923

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