Fables of Aesop and other Eminent Mythologists with Morals and Reflexions, bound with: Fables and Storyes Moralized, Being a Second Part of the Fables of Aesop and other Eminent Mythologists, etc.
. Printed for R. Sare ... [and 9 others], , Printed for R. Sare, A. & J. Churchil, D. Brown, T. Goodwin, M. Wotton, J. Nicholson, G. Sawbridge, B. Tooke, and G. Strahan; Vol. II printed for Richard Sare, 1708 . London
PA3855.E5 L46 1708 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Bodemann does not seem to have a separate listing for other than the 1692 first edition of L'Estrange's work. The second edition was in 1694, the third in 1699. In the same year, L'Estrange put out a second volume. My favorite private collector quotes Mark Kishlansky's essay Turning Frogs into Princes from Political Culture and Cultural Politics in Early Modern England: L'Estrange's Aesop was so popular that it achieved three editions in seven years and then was followed by a second volume of non-Aesopic fables in the same format. We get both volumes here in one stout book. The page-format is smaller than in the first three editions of the first volume. Page-numbering starts anew in the second volume after the 550 pages of the first volume. This copy has a frontispiece portrait of L'Estrange; it also has the preface and the portrait of Aesop facing the Life of Aesop. There is a set of advertisements for L'Estrange's writings just before the first fable. Again, this edition of L'Estrange seems typical for its heavy concentration on text. My understanding is that one of L'Estrange's major contributions to the history of fable publishing is the addition of the Reflexion to the moral. We will pay dearly for this innovation in reading L'Estrange's political and religious adversary, Croxall! The reflections include undisguised social and political commentary with more than a hint of Jacobitism. This copy is cracked in half. Its binding and spine are very weak and fragile, and the front cover has broken free but is present.