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Fables and Tales from La Fontaine. In French and English. Now first translated. To which is prefix'd, the Author's Life.
Printed for A. Bettesworth and C. Hitch, and C. Davis. 1734 [10], iii-xxvi, [6], 293 [i.e.295], [1]p, ornamental head & tail pieces. 8vo. Titlepage dusted, sl. edge wear, lower corner a2 torn without loss of text, some occasional marking & light browning, a few slight edge chips, faint contemporary note to page 21 'Lincoln's Inn Library'. Expertly bound in recent full mottled calf, raised & gilt banded spine, small gilt devices, red morocco label.ESTC T154423. A parallel text edition in English and French, and the first appearance in English of the collected fables. It was preceded in 1703 by Mandeville's delightful verse translation of just 29 of the fables, and now presents 100 of them in English prose with the French verse on the facing page. The translation is accurate, and intended for use in schools, but inevitably loses much of the character present in the original verse. A possible candidate for translator of this might be Daniel Bellamy the Elder, who had brought out an edition of Gay's
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