Phaedri Augusti Liberti Fabularum Aesopiarum. Libri V. Cum integris commentariis Marq. Gudii, Conr. Rittershusii. Nic. Rigaltii, Is. Neveleti, Nic Heinsii, Jo. Schefferi, Jo. Lud. Praschii, et excerptis aliorum. Curante P.B.
. Samuel Luchtmans . Leiden
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This is an extra copy with missing spine of the fine Burmann edition I have from Ruth Kidson of East Sussex. It is one of the classics of this collection. Carnes 217. Lamb speaks warmly of the standard which Burman set with his variorum edition containing the comments of previous critics. The present volume is a third edition of a work Luchtmans first put out in 1727 (Bodemann 90.2). To this day Burman's edition of 1727 is the only complete commentary on Phaedrus and has not been superseded Lamb vi). There are two parts, separately paginated: 60+398 and 250+70 pp. The first part contains copious notes under the text of the five books. Then comes an appendix of other Aesopic fables (367-98). The second part consists of notes from three commentators, followed by indices on the text, notes, and authors cited. In the charming frontispiece, Phaedrus and the muse look up upon Aesop and the animals inhabiting a stage just above and behind them.