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Phaedrim Aug. Liberti Fabularum Aesopiarum Libri V. Notis Illustravit in Usum Serenissimi Principis Nassavii David Hoogstratanus, bound with Ezopische Fabelen van Fedrus, Gevryden Slaef des Keizers Augustus. In Nederduitsch Dicht vertaelt en met Aenmerkingen verrykt door D. van Hoogstraten.
Francois Halma 1701 and 1704, Amsterdamj - 4to, [32], 160, [84], [2], 198, [12] pp. Two books in one, comprising the Latin and the Dutch translation of Aesop's fables. The two versions strikingly include different illustrations! With many head and foot piece illustrations. The first book has 18 plates with six cameo or emblem illustrations each (a total of 108 such). Both have illustrated plate half title, and this is identical in the two books. Second book has fold-out frontis portrait of Hoogstraten. The Brunet IV 587 praises this edition (the Latin version) both for the care given to the verse, the annotation and especially the illustrations. Contemporary vellum with blindstamped decoration and raised bands on spine. Small cluster of brown stain on rear board and a few spots, cumulatively minor, on the front board. Tear in vellum along front gutter now expertly closed and stabilized. Vellum doesn't lay 100 percent flat on board. Some wear of vellum in corners. Still, overall, the period vellum is well-preserved and handsome. Modern marbled endpapers sympathetic to the age and nature of the material. Binding and text block are tight, and pages are overwhelmingly clean, notwithstanding minor toning and occasional soilage. [Attributes: First Edition]
      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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