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Labyrinte de Versailles 1677
(Editions du Moniteur, 1677)
This is perhaps the sixth book I have found presenting the Labyrinthe at Versailles. I continue to be fascinated and somewhat confused by the subject. My confusion here arises from a book I just catalogued: Contes et ...
Candidatus Rhetoricae (or Novus Candidatus).
This little book is a find whatever it finally turns out to be! For now it seems to be a Jesuit collegium text in rhetoric following the Progymnasmata of Aphthonius. If one works from the back of the book, there is an ...
Esope en Belle Humeur
(Chez François Foppens, 1693)
The title continues Ou Derniere Traduction et Augmentation de ses Fables, en Prose, et en Vers. As Bodemann notes, there are 157 fables on 360 pages, followed by an AI. A strong frontispiece starts the book facing the ...
Phaedri Augusti Liberti Fabularum Aesopiarum. Libri V. Cum integris commentariis Marq. Gudii, Conr. Rittershusii. Nic. Rigaltii, Nic Heinsii, Joan. Schefferi, Jo. Lud. Praschii, & excerptis aliorum. Curante Petro Burmanno
(Heinrich Wetstein (apud Henricum Wetstenium), 1698)
I had been looking for some time for a second full copy of Peter Burman's famous commentary on Phaedrus, reproduced so many times in so many different ways. I had previously found a 1745 Luchtmans edition from Leiden. I ...
Vita Di Esopo Frigio, Prudente, & Facetto Favelatore
(Per Il Cestari, 1664)
Here is a great little addition to the collection. It most closely approximates Bodemann #52.3 but was published nine years earlier. The publisher there is listed as Erben des Giovanni Baptista Cestari, with a publication ...
The Etymologist of Aesops Fables
(Reprinted by Walter J. Johnson, Inc. Amsterdam: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, Ltd., 1602)
Sixty-nine pages of phrase-by-phrase and then word-by-word construing of some fifty or so Latin fables of Aesop. Then, after the straight verse texts of the 31 fables of Book 1 of Phaedrus, they are treated the same way. ...
Aesopi Phrygis Fabulae
(Apvd Ioannem Tornaesivmapud Ioannem Tornaesium, 1619)
One of the gems of this collection. Undersized and fragile. Bilingual in columns of Greek and Latin for its first few sections: definitions of fable by Aphthonius and Philostratos; life of Aesop; and 150 fables (beginning ...
Fables choisies, mises en vers par M de la Fontaine
(Original: Paris: Denys Thierry. Facsimile: Paris: Firmin-Didot, 1668)
A prize and a surprise. Here is a fine facsimile of the first six books that La Fontaine published together in 1668. Two pages of notes at the conclusion name the differences from the authorized version of 1678 and 1679. ...
Labyrinte de Versailles
(Nicolaus Visscher, 1683)
Finding this book was a terrific surprise! Laurence Veyrier had shown me a number of fable books. As I finished, she mentioned offhand that I probably would not be interested in the Versailles labyrinth. I have looked ...
Phaedri Fabularum Aesopiarum Libri Quinque
(Apud Joannem Janssonium à Waesberge,Hamburg: Gothofred Schultzen and Amsterdam: Joannes Janssonium a Waesberge., 1673)
There is a nice French translation immediately after the text of each fable. Copious notes. Guyeti's additional notes begin on 248. They are in French and seem to include some Greek. A steal for the price!