Fables of Aesop and other Eminent Mythologists with Morals and Reflexions
By Sir Roger L'Estrange, Kt.
. R. Sare, T. Sawbridge, B. Took, M. Gillyflower, A. & J. Churchil, J. Hindmarsh, and G. Sawbridge . London (Cf. 86 )
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Here is a venerable old second edition to complement our first (1692) and third (1699). Included are these elements: frontispiece portrait of L'Estrange (detached), Aesop engraving (plus blank verso), title-page (plus blank verso), Life of Aesop in nineteen chapters (with pages in Arabic numerals 1-28), Preface (8 pages), AI (7 pages and a blank), and (starting on a new Arabic "1") five hundred numbered fables without illustration finishing on 476. Also on 476 are both "Fables omitted in the table" and "errata's" (sic). Bodemann's account of the first edition (#86.1) offers a division of the fables that holds true here: Aesop (1-201), Barlandus, etc. [from Aesopus Dorpii] (202-214, beginning on page 181), Anianus, etc. (215-252, beginning on page 195), Abstemius, etc. (253-351, beginning on page 217), Poggius (352-373, beginning on page 317), Miscellany fables [= Fables in the Common School-Book] (374-383, beginning on page 342), Supplement [of more recent authors] (384-500, beginning on page 352). Each of these sections begins with a fresh title-page. Somehow this edition ends up being four pages shorter than the first edition. Tom got this book for me from Hindman Auctions in Chicago. Their price was $150. I will enclose their invoice. How nice of Tom to think of me!