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Book/Printed Material Aesop's Fables.

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  • Aesop's Fables.


  • Aesop's Fables are a favorite for the instruction of children the world over. The first published Bulgarian translations of the fables were found in Petur Beron's Primer with Various Instructions of 1824, commonly known as the Fish Primer. The first separate publication devoted just to Aesop's tales is this 1852 compilation by Petko Slaveikov (1827--95), a noted poet, publicist, translator, folklorist, and leader in the Bulgarian enlightenment. Slaveikov translated the fables in a literary fashion and with a strong Bulgarian flavor. The book is not illustrated, and it was not until 1854 that woodcuts were included in a later translation of Aesop into Bulgarian.


  • Aesop Author.
  • Slaveĭkov, Petko Rachev, 1827-1895 Translator.

Created / Published

  • Bucharest : Sv. Mitropoliia, 1852.


  • -  Bulgaria
  • -  1852
  • -  Aesop's fables
  • -  Fables, Greek


  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  "The book is printed in Church Slavic script."--Note extracted from World Digital Library.
  • -  Original resource extent: 124 pages ; 15 centimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: Central Library of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
  • -  Content in Bulgarian.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.


  • 1 online resource.

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021666565

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  • pdf
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Aesop Author, and Petko Rachev Slaveĭkov. Aesop's Fables. Bucharest: Sv. Mitropoliia, 1852. Pdf.

APA citation style:

Aesop Author & Slaveĭkov, P. R. (1852) Aesop's Fables. Bucharest: Sv. Mitropoliia. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Aesop Author, and Petko Rachev Slaveĭkov. Aesop's Fables. Bucharest: Sv. Mitropoliia, 1852. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.