Lot 1: Fables of Aesop 1694 Edition

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Lot 1

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

Translated by Sir Roger l'Estrange. [x], [8], 476 pp. Lacking 8 leaves (b1-c4) containing the life of Aesop and the engraved plate of Aesop surrounded by animals. Frontispiece portrait of l'Estrange laid down. (Folio) 32.5x17.5 cm (12½x7¾"), modern 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. Wing A-707.

Condition: Some foxing, lacking 8 leaves and one engraving, manuscript notes on rear blank; in a fine modern binding.

Estimate: $300-500

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