Fables of Aesop and other Eminent Mythologists with Morals and Reflexions
. R. Sare T. Sawbridge, B. Took, M. Gillyflower, A. & J. Churhcil, and J. Hindmarsh, , R. Sare, T. Sawbridge, B. Took, M. Gillyflower, A. & J. Churchil, and J. Hindmarsh . London
PA3855.E5 L46 1692 (Fable Collection, Reinert-Alumni Memorial Library)
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Bodemann #86.1. Included are these elements: Frontispiece, Title-Page, Preface, Aesop Engraving, Life of Aesop in eighteen chapters (with pages in Arabic numerals 1-28), AI, Errata, and (starting on a new Arabic 1) five hundred numbered fables without illustration finishing on 480. Bodemann offers a division of the fables: Aesop (1-201), Barlandus, etc. [from Aesopus Dorpii] (202-214), Anianus, etc. (215-252), Abstemius, etc. (253-351), Poggius (352-373), Miscellany fables [= Fables in the Common School-Book] (374-383), Supplement [of more recent authors] (384-500). The frontispiece portrait of L'Estrange is by G. Kneller. Facing the Life of Aesop is a full-page engraving of Aesop among the animals and birds. Bodemann seems to speak of 132 text-illustrations, but there are none here. Do I understand correctly that they were appended as a group after the fables? I do not think I have yet seen an illustrated edition of L'Estrange. There is some water damage perceptible on many pages, especially early in the book. The bottom of the outer spine is worn away. Internally the book seems sound. Signed Charles Wright 1692 on cover page. Ex Libris Scott Chad. This is the year during which I have seen to digitizing L'Estrange's 500 fable texts. I am delighted to have found this book at just the right time!