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Bodemann finds the texts here stemming from the Jean de Tournes edition of 1551 in Lyon. Bodemann also sees the fable illustrations as copies of those in the Jean de Tournes-Guillaume Gazeau edition of 1549 from Lyon. The Bodemann description fits this little book down to the five added pages for the T of C after the 427 pages of the book. Small in format, 3? x 4½, it is in exceptional condition for its age. The title-page advertises the addition of desired illustrations (twenty-seven of them) to the life of Aesop. The first of the images, which accompanies the excerpt from Philostratus, is a strong depiction of Aesop himself with animals--though, of course, like all the images, it is unfortunately small (2 x 1½). There are fifty-two illustrations for the fables. As an example, try The Fox and the Goat on 145. This book is another pearl in this collection!