Lot 1: Fables of Aesop 1694 Edition
6th April 2017
Author: Aesop. Title: Fables, of Aesop and other Eminent Mythologists: With Morals and Reflections. Place Published: London. Publisher: R. Sare, B. Took, et. al. Date Published: 1694. Description: Translated by Sir Roger l'Estrange. [x], 28, , 476 pp. 2 engraved frontispieces: A portrait of the author, and a portrait of Aesop surrounded by animals. (Folio) 32x20 cm (12 3/4 x8"), early full paneled calf, morocco spine label lettered in gilt. Second Edition, Corrected and Amended. Wonderful 17th century printing of Aesop's fables, in Roger L'Estrange's esteemed translation, which did much to further their popularity in English. Armorial bookplate of Irish satirist and poet Richard Brinsley Sheridan on front pastedown; later owner's bookplate on free endpaper. Wing A-707. Condition: Covers detached; repair to frontispiece; light foxing; internally very good.
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