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One of the most important and scholarly Phaedrus collections/editions of the 17th and 18th centuries, by Petrus Burmannus, here in the original edition
Phaedri, Aug[usti]. Liberti fabularum Aesopiarum libri V. Cum integris commentaribs Marq. Gudii, Conr. Ritterhusii, Nic. Rigaltii, Nic. Heinsii, Joan. Schefferi, Jo. Lud. Praschii, & excerptis aliorum. Curante Petro Burmanno.Amsterdam, Henricus Wetstein, 1698. 8vo. With an engraved frontispiece by Joseph Muller after Tydeman, title-page in red and black, woodcut title vignette and woodcut decorated initials. Mottled calf. [56], 312, [56], 201-462, [58] pp. First edition of the important Burman redaction, "curante Burmanno", of Phaedruss Latin verse translation of Aesop, together with the important commentaries and notes by (1) Marquatus Gudius (1635-1686), with four new fables discovered by him, published here for the first time. His correspondence (edited by Burman, 1697) is the most important authority for the events of Gude's life, besides containing valuable information on the learning of the times; (2) Conradus Ritterhusius (1560-1613), Professor of Law at Altdorf and editor of classical texts; (3) Nic. Rigaltius (1577-1654, a French classical scholar who prepared annotated editions of Martial, Juvenal and others, in addition to Phaedrus. He was librarian to Louis XIII; (4) The famous Dutch classical scholar Nicolaus Heinsius (1620-1681), son of Daniël Heinsius and one of the purest and most elegant of Latinists of the Dutch golden age; (5) Joannes Scheffer (1621-1679), one of Swedens most important philologists; and (6) Johannes Ludivicus Praschius (1637-1690), a magistrate at Regensburg who had published his notes on Phaedrus in 1660. These notes, etc. are printed in … [Click Below for Full Description]
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