Fabulae Aesopicae...

Fabulae Aesopicae...
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Lugduni (Lyon): Ioan. Tornaesium (Jean de Tournes), 1571. 12mo, 637 [19, index]pp. With 110 woodcut illustrations in the text, and a medallion portrait of Aesop on title. Elaborate retrospective binding by Dusel of red morocco richly gilt in the Flemish style c. 1580, all edges gilt. Early and extensive scribbling at front and back by William Parkhurst and others, with occasional ink “aides-mémoire” in the margins. The most lavishly illustrated De Tournes edition of Aesop, including nine subjects not in the 1564 edition. "The text follows Camerarius' edition of Leipzig, 1564, and included numerous fables from other sources. Following the Life are 510 Aesopic Fables, of which the first 145 are those traditionally attributed to Aesop himself; the rest Camerarius gathered from various sources including Gabrias (i.e. Babrius) and Avienus. This portion is followed by fables from miscellaneous sources; Plato, Plutarch, herodotus, Livy, and Gellius, while "modern" humanist fabulists are represented by Poliziano, Erasmus, and Nicolaus Gerbelius, et al." Schreiber. (Item Id: 110481)

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