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Aesop is said to have lived about 620–560 BC and to have been a slave on the Greek Island of Samos, later freed by his master Iadmon. Aesop compiled fables, which may originally have been passed down through oral tradition. They were among the first illustrated printed books to be produced. The earliest known example was produced in Bamberg, Germany, in 1461.

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Children's Comb - Assorted Colours

Children's Comb - Assorted Colours

Fun animal face children's comb. Please note that this comb comes in an assortment of colours and we cannot guarantee which one you will receive…

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Event - Animating the Fables with artist in residence, Rudy Hartt

Sun 02 November 2014 10:30

SPECIAL EVENT: Multidisciplinary graphic designer Rudy Hartt plans to embark on a new adventure! During his Speed Residency at the V&A, he will reimagine Aesop’s Fables, a collection of tales that have been passed down through the millennia.

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