Playing cards for Aesop’s fables

Jeu des Fables d’Esope. France, n.d. (c. 1775) Orig. slipcase.

24/25 playing cards. Hand-coloured etching. Slipcase worn and partly damaged.

Very rare card game from the 18th century. Each card depict a fable of Aesop. It lacks card number 1. The rare original slipcase with the printed title and another hand-coloured etching depicting the fable „Le singe et le Perroquet“, a slightly different version of card 16.