Minute Biographies: Intimate Glimpses into the Lives of 150 Famous Men and Women
. Grosset & Dunlap . [New York]
CT103.N5 1931 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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About two months ago, Ray Matotek emailed me to let me know that my single page, catalogued in Printed Material, which gives a Minute Biography of Aesop came from a book of minute biographies. He has editor names, the publisher, and even the year. It took me about five minutes on ABE to find the book at an amazing price. Lucky me! There on page 12 in alphabetical order is Aesop, between John Adams and Luisa May Alcott. I did not know that Aesop used to sit on doorsteps and in streets, recounting his beautiful fables about familiar animals. The illustrations include a head done after Velazquez and a scene after Fontana. The book cost about half the price of a single page!