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Phaedri Aug. liberti Fabularum Aesopiarum libri V. notis Illustravit in UsumSerenissimi Principis Nassavii David Hoogstratanus. Accedunt ejusdem opera duo Indices, quorum prior est omnium verborum, multo quam antehac locupletior, posterior eorum, quae observatu digna in notis occurrunt

Phaedrus; van Hogstraaten (Hoogstratanus), david

Published by Ex Typographia Francisci Halmae (F. Halma), Amstelaedami (Amsterdam), 1701
Condition: poor Hardcover

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4to. [28],160,[84],pp. Original calf. Engraved half-title, title page with engraved vignette. Rare 1701 edition of Phaedri Aug. liberti Fabularum Aesopiarum libri V (various fables) by Phaedrus (c. 15 BC - c. AD 50). Phaedrus was a Roman fabulist who is recognized as the first writer to Latinize entire books of fables, using the iambic metre Greek prose of the Aesop tales. Illustrated with 18 full-page and 38 in-text reproductions of copper-engravings by Jan van Vianen (1660-1703), illustrated decorative initials, as well as many head- and tailpieces. One fold-out engraving with a portrait of Joannes Gulielmus. Fold-out with three small closed tears on edges, six-inch tear expertly repaired affecting image, 1/4" x 7" strip on lower right edge of margin missing. Boards detached, almost all pages disbound but complete. Spine missing. Leaf following title-page expertly repaired. Heavy age wear, abrasions and staining on boards. Some age toning and sporadic foxing throughout. Plates in overall very good, otherwise book in poor condition. As is. Bookseller Inventory # 22072

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Title: Phaedri Aug. liberti Fabularum Aesopiarum ...

Publisher: Ex Typographia Francisci Halmae (F. Halma), Amstelaedami (Amsterdam)

Publication Date: 1701

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:poor

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