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L'ESTRANGE, Sir Roger
Fables, of Aesop and other eminent mythologists: with morals and reflexions
London: for R. Sare, T. Sawbridge, B. Took, M. Gillyflower, 1692. I am limited to 12 photos on eBay, but I have many more photos on my website...just ask. "A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy. Let a man be one thing or the other, and we then know how to meet him." ― Aesop, Aesop's Fables Aesop's fables have been printed for centuries and include some of the most famous fables and tales of all time. Originating sometime in the 6th- to 7th-century BC, these tales have appeared in popular culture for well over 2000 years in the form of books, plays, songs, and visual media. This incredibly rare, 1692 first edition printing of fables includes famous tales by Aesop, Barlandus, Avianus, Abstemius, and Poggius edited by Roger L'Estrange. According to Muir, this edition is thought to the first appearance of l'Estrange's fables in English! Perhaps the DNB's note on this work is the most telling: "Simple and somewhat racy in style, L Estrange s edition was continuously reprinted, helping to popularize both Aesop and the genre of fables among children. The most extensive collection of fables in existence, this compilation also includes a biography of Aesop.". [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books (schilb_antiquarian_books) [Columbia, Missouri, US]
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