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Aesop Fables. Gherardo, del Fora, Illuminator, 1480

Aesop Fables. Gherardo, del Fora, ca. 1444-1497 (Illuminator). Florence, 1480Created by: PICRYLDated: 1480
The braggart [cont.]; The man who promised the impossible.
Aesop Fables. Gherardo, del Fora, ca. 1444-1497 (Illuminator). Florence, 1480.

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