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Aesop
Aesop's Fables] Aesop's Fables with his Life: in English, French & Latin. The English by Tho. Philipott Esq; The French and Latin by Rob. Codrington M.A., Illustrated with one hundred and ten Sculptures by Francis Barlow
London: Printed by William Godbid for Francis Barlow, and are to be sold by Ann Seile at the Black-Boy against St. Dunstan's Church , 1666. London: Printed by William Godbid for Francis Barlow, and are to be sold by Ann Seile at the Black-Boy against St. Dunstan's Church in Fleet Street, and Edward Powell at the Swan in Little Britain. Sold ath The Golden Eagle, 1666. First edition. First edition. Folio. Extremely scarce Large Paper issue. Bound in fine 18th Century polished calf with five raised bands, five compartments with ornate gilt, and one (the second) with red morocco only, gilt titling; rebacked preserving original gilt decorated spine, corners repaired. [8], 40; 31, [1]; 17, 2-221, [3] pp., letterpress title (dated 1666 in roman numerals) lined with tissue to verso, additional engraved title dated 1665 with repaired closed tear, engraved frontispiece facing B1, 108 engraved illustrations (illustration for fable IX with cancel illustration overlaid), few neatly repaired closed tears, some dampstaining to lower margins and many lower margins repaired throughout volume, 6 leaves remargined, occasional marginal dust-soiling and few marks & ink spots, later endpapers. A wonderful copy, with the engravings clean and bright. Bookplate of C.W.H. Sotheby to upper pastedown. Scarce large paper, with Quire B and pages C1v and C2r are in a different setting from the small-paper version: the "B" of signature B2r is under "of", the hyphen at the end of line 1 of C1v is straight, and the first word of line 2 of C2r is "tbat" [sic]. According the Yale Center for British Art who … [Click Below for Full Description]
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