Aesopicks or a Second Collection of Fables Paraphras'd in Verse, Adorned with Sculpture, and Illustrated with Annotations
. Printed for T. Basset [etc.] , Printed for T. Basset, R. Clavel, and R. Chiswel at the George in Fleetstreet, at the Peacock, and the Rose and Crown in St. Paul's Church-yard . London
PA3855.E5 O55 1675 (Fable Collection, Reinert-Alumni Memorial Library)
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Bodemann #76.1 is the first edition of this work. I take it that the first edition was a large-format work. I suspect that the annotations there were done in the margin. Here Androcleus and The Ephesian Matron are the two last texts, following fifty fables and finishing on 267. A T of C follows next, and then the annotations are separately paginated on 32 pages. I will be curious to compare the full-page illustrations here someday with those in the first edition. I presume that these are copies by another hand. My favorites among them are: Of the Swan and the Stork (#5), Of the Crab and her Mother (#9), DW (#43), Of the Fox and the Eagle (#46), and Of the Panther and Rusticks (#49). The best images for Androcleus may be the human images facing 213 and 217, and for The Ephesian Matron the human image facing 229. The illustration for FC (#8) seems to be missing. Not every fable receives an illustration; several pairs or sets of three seem to use the same illustration (e.g., #24-26 and #27-28, respectively). Some fables (like #36) may simply be missing their illustration. The book is in good condition--especially when compared with my copy of the first edition!