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Flavii Aviani fabulae, cum commentariis selecties Albini scholiastae veteris, notisque integris Isaaci Nicolai Neveleti et Casparis Barthii: quibus animaversiones suas adjecit Henricus Cannegieter. Accedit ejusdem dissertatio de Aetate et stilo Flavii Aviani.Amsterdam, Martinus Schagen, 1731. 8vo. With an engraved printer's device (‘Dum spargit sperat') on title-page (which is printed in red and black), and some woodcut initials and tailpieces. Contemporary paper over boards, manuscript title on spine.
[24], 324, [72] pp.Most important first scholarly edition of the famous 42 fables by the Latin poet Avianus (ca. 400 AD) in its original edition. A parallel edition appeared at the same time in Leiden by Johannes van der Linden in 1731.The editor, Hendrik Cannegieter (1691-1770) was a classical scholar and historian and (con)-rector of the Latin school at Arnhem. To his edition he added the commentaries of the scholastic writer Albanus, the notes of the German philologist Caspar Barthius (1587-1658) and those of Isaac Nicolaus Neveletus who edited the most important collection of humanistic and 16th-century fables, first published in 1610, with the title Mythologia Aesopica. With the library stamp of the Antonianum Coll. on the title-page. Binding stained and dust-soiled, hinge weak, spine poorly repaired, slightly browned throughout. Otherwise in good condition.l Not in Landwehr; Bodemann.
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