Phaedri Augusti liberti Fabulae Aesopiae, recensuit usus editione codices Rosanboniani ab Ulixe Robert comparata Ludovicus Havet
. Librairie Hachette et Companie . Paris
PA6563.A2 1895 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Havet signs the pre-title-page Viro amicissimo A. Jacob animo pergrato, L. Havet. I have been working my way through Phaedrus books found over the last few years, and had overlooked this one. In fact, I just worked with the Hachette edition I put under 1920? and remarked that it used the Havet edition of 1895. Then I stumbled over a book I had left on the floor, and it is Havet from 1895! I should do more stumbling! Carnes begins his description this way: A monumental critical edition based upon the codex Pithoeanus with a comprehensive survey of the critical work done before him, a thorough discussion of the manuscript tradition, and a complete account of Phaedrus’ metrics (pp. 147-211). Lamb has a spirited discussion of Havet's edition including these two remarks: He was as Housman described him 'The most vigilant editor he (Phaedrus) has ever had and the most egoistical he can ever possibly have….' The materials for a good edition of Phaedrus are here, but this is not it. Lamb calls Havet a product of the golden age of Latin philology. Havet speaks of Phaedrus as Phaeder.