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Fables d'Esope en Quatraines dont Il y en a une Partie au Labyrinthe de Versailles
(Sebastien Mabre-Cramoisy/Kessinger Publishing, 1678)
One learns from Wikipedia that André Le Nôtre initially planned a maze of unadorned paths in 1665, but in 1669, Charles Perrault advised Louis XIV to include thirty-nine hydraulic fountains each representing one of the ...
Phaedri Augusti Caesaris liberti, Fabularum Aesopiarum libri quinque, notis perpetuis illustrati et cum integris aliorum observationibus (Rigaltii, Rittershusii, Schoppii, Meursii, Fabri, Schefferi) in lucem editi a Joanne Laurentio
(Apud Johannem Janssonium à Waesberge & viduam Elizei WeyerstraetJansson Westberg and Vidua Elzaeus Weyerstraet?, 1667)
This exquisite book lacks a title page and 177/78. Besides, 179 is misprinted as 197. It remains for me an exquisite mystery book. If it were not for the fact that it seems to end on 400, I would think that it is either ...
Aesop's Fables with his Life: in English, French, and Latin, Newly Translated
(Printed by William Godbid for Francis Barlow and are to be sold by Ann Seile ... and Edward Powell ...,, 1666)
Here is one of the foremost treasures of this collection! Barlow did a first edition, to which this book belongs, in 1666. As Hobbs reports, The original edition had been printed in 1666, a year after Ogilby's folio ...
Les Fables d'Esope Phrygien: Traduction Nouuelle. Illustrée de Discours Moraux, Philosophiques & Politiques
(Chez Iean & David BerthelinChez Jean & David Berthelin, 1660)
Fabula Docet lists three Baudoin editions in its catalogue (#12, 17, 123). Baudoin's first edition in 1631 in Paris contained only 117 Aesopic fables, reportedly translated by Pierre Boissat. With the ethical and political ...
The Fables of Aesop Paraphras'd in Verse
(William Andrews Clark Memorial Library University of California,William Andrews Clark Memorial Library: UCLA, 1668)
The versions here are longish and filled with topical references. The illustrations are quite faint. Several put another fable's picture in the background. The best illustrations for me might be The Head and the Members ...
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!
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 ...
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 ...
The Fables of Aesop Paraphras'd in Verse, and adorned with Sculpture
(Printed by Thomas Warren for Andrew Crook, 1651)
Bodemann #70.1. Here is the costliest book in my collection. I never thought I would have a chance at it! This book has lost its binding, though its boards are still present. After an epistle dedicatory, a tribute by ...