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Aesop. Behn, Aphra.
Æsop's Fables, with his life: in English, French, and Latin. Newly translated. Illustrated with one hundred and twelve sculptures. To this edition are likewise added, thirty one new figures representing his life. By Francis Barlow.
1703. London: printed by R. Newcomb, for Francis Barlow, and are to be sold by the booksellers of London and Westminster, 1703. Folio, xii, includes engraved frontis, variation of the 1666 engraved title, printed title, engraved coat of arms of the Earl of Devonshire, dedication, and To the Reader, 31 leaves of full-page illustration versos blank included in pp. 1-40 Life of Aesop, pp. 1-40 bis La Vie d'Esope, 1-17 Vita Aesopi, verso of p. 17- 221, La Table 222-234 (blank). With 110 Barlow copper etchings, 3 supplied from other copies. A made-up copy including leaves in part-facsimile to make up a putatively complete copy. § An important edition of Aesop with text for the plates by Aphra Behn and plates by Barlow and Dudley (a pupil of Hollar). A perfect copy would have an engraved title, engraved arms, 32 full-page plates & 110 half-page plates (2 transposed with correct impressions additionally tipped in as overlays). Wing A-695: ESTC notes "A reissue, comprising, in the main, the sheets of the 1687 edition, but also including some sheets from the 1666 edition; the exact composition, including the engraved title page used, varies from copy to copy." A scarce book, with only 5 locations in the UK and 6 in the USA.
Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller [U.S.A.]

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