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Extended collection of no less than 400 Aesop Fables in Italian,
including fables of others, collected and edited by Giulio Landi who also added a Life of Aesop

AESOP. Vita di Esopo Frigio, prudente, e faceto favolatore, Tradotta dal Sig. Conte Giulio Landi in grazia della studiosa Gioventu ... Al quale di nuovo sono aggiunte Favole del medesimo Esopo, con multe alter dalcuni elevati Ingegni, ascendenti alla somma di 400 ...
Florence, Giovanni Gaetano Tartini, 1718. 12mo. With 90 (incl. repeats) woodcuts (ca. 4.5 x 6 cm). Plain vellum. 384, [12] pp. Full description
€ 500
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One of the many Italian Dorpius editions, illustrated with 76 nice woodcuts

AESOP. Aesopi Phrygis, et aliorum Fabulae, quorum nomina seqens pagella indicabit. Elegantissimis iconibus ... illustratae. Pluribusque auctae, & diligentius quam antehac emendatae. Cum Indice locupletissimo.
Venice & Bassano, Jo. Antonius Remondinus, [ca.1730; before 1734]. 12mo. Title-page framed in double lines with woodcut printers device; some woodcut initials, typographical head- and tail pieces, and typographical borders, also the 76 woodcuts (ca. 42 x 55 mm.) are all framed in a typographical border and are partly after Bernard Salomon, partly after Nicolaus and Gerardus Jansen van Kampen. Full calf. 279, [280], [8] pp. Full description
€ 400
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Phaedrus's Latin verse versions of 94 Aesop fables

AESOP. Phaedri Augusti liberti fabularum Aesopiarum libri V. Et novarum fabularum appendix. Cura et studio Petri Burmanni. Editio septima.
Berlin, Gottlieb August Langius, 1767. 12mo. With woodcut vignette on title-page and some woodcut head- and tailpieces.Contemporary vellum, manuscript title on spine. XVI, 98, [112] pp. Full description
€ 395
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Augmented illustrated Rouen edition of Aesop in the French prose translation,
together with the quatrains by Isaac Benserade (1804)

AESOP. Les Fables dEsope, mises en François, Avec le Sens moral en quatre Vers, & des Figures à chaque Fable. Nouvelle édition revue, corrigée & augmentée de la Vie dEsope, avec Figures, & les Quatrains de Benserade, dédiée à la Jeunesse.
Rouen, chez A. Delalain, An XII [1804]. 12mo. With a full-page woodcut portrait (97 x 72 mm.) of Aesop., and 192 woodcuts of ca 56 x 72 mm., illustrating the Vie dÉsope (28) and 164 out of a total of 225 Fables; woodcut head- and tailpieces. Mottled calf over boards.. [8], C, 314, [2] (out of 10) pp. Full description
€ 285
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Nice augmented and fully illustrated edition of Aesop in the French prose translation,
together with the quatrains by Isaac Benserade (1805)

AESOP. Les Fables dEsope, mises en Français, Avec le sens moral en quatre vers, & des figures à chaque Fable. Nouvelle edition, revue, corrigée et augmentée de la Vie dEsope, avec les quatrains de Benserade, dédiée à la Jeunesse. Premiere Partie.
Lyon, J. Ayné, An XIII (1805). 2 parts (in 1 volume). 12mo. With a full-page woodcut portrait (100 x 68 mm.) of Aesop, woodcut vignette (a fisherman) on the titles, and 225 woodcuts (ca. 38 x 66 )illustrating the 225 fables; woodcut head- and tailpieces. Half vellum over boards, 196, [4]; 192, [4] pp. Full description
€ 400
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Later edition of the Italian translation by Giulio Landi

AESOP. Favole di Esopo Frigio con la Vita del medesimo, tradotta ed ornata dal Signor Co. Giulio Landi. Nuova editione illustrata, e ridotta a più colta lezione, con aggiunta di multe altre Favole di vari accreditati Scrittori.
Venice, Francesco Andreola, 1806. 12mo. With 40 woodcuts (ca 43 x 56 mm.). Half vellum, marbled paper over boards. 258, [6] pp. Full description
€ 425
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Based on first illustrated humanistic edition, illustrated with woodcuts after Bernard Salomon

AESOP. Aesopi Phrygis Fabulae, elegantissimis iconibus veras animalium species ad ivum adumbrantibus. Gabriae Graeci fabellae XLIII. [Greek: Batrachomyomachia] Homeri, hoc est, ranarum & murium pugna. [Greek: Galeomyomachia], hoc est, felium & murium pugna, fabla Graeca. Haec omnia cum Latina interpretation. Accesserunt Avieni antique auctoris fabulae. Editio postrema, ceteris castigatior.
[Genève or Lyon], Jean de Tournes, 1619. 2 volumes bound as 1. 16mo. With the woodcut portrait of Aesop in a roundel on the title-page and 61 woodcuts (ca. 3.5 x 4.5 cm) in the text, illustrating the fables of Aesop, most after Bernard Salomon, but 22 from another series. Woodcut initials and ornaments. Text in two columns: Greek (left) and Latin (right).
[With:] 2) THEOGNIS and others. [Greek text] Theognidis, Phocylidis, Pythagorae, Solonis & aliorum Poemata gnomica ... Opera Friderici Sylbrgii. Utrecht, Johannes I Janssonius van Waesberge, 1651. 12mo. With printers device on title-page and some woodcut initials. Contemporary overlapping vellum. 410, [6]; [8], 168 pp. Full description
€ 1,750
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First complete illustrated edition of 532 Aesop fables

AESOP. (Francois Joseph DESBILLONS, comp.). Fabulae Aesopiae, curis posterioribus, omnes fere, emandatae, accesserunt plus quam CLXX nova; tum etiam observations, grammaticae praesertim, complures, et Index copiosus, nec desunt ... Hominum et pecudum figurae elegantes.
Mannheim, Typis Academicis, 1768 [colophon: 1767]. 2 parts in 1 volume. 8vo. With a frontispiece and 15 engraved plates by Egid Verhelst (1733-1804). Contemporary vellum with spine label, red edges. [2], 58, 290, [2], 291-615 pp. Full description
€ 950
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Original edition of the English and French translations in verses of the famous 100 Fables,
translated ca, 1560 by Gabriel Faerno in elegant Latin verses

AESOP/FAERNO. Fables in English and French Verse. Translated from the original Latin of Gabriele Faerno. With hundred Copper-plates.
London, for Claude du Bosci, and sold by C. Davis, 1741. 8vo. With engraved frontispiece by Claude Du Bosc (Aesop communicating with the animals), 100 engraved illustrating the 100 Fables (ca. 96 x 110), inspired by the fable illustrations by Marcus Gheeraerts, numerous head- and tailpieces by Henry Woodfall. Full calf over boards. [2], XVI, 190, [2], VI, 3-191 pp. Full description
€ 600
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Greatly expanded edition of Aesop's fables by the classical scholar Joachim Camerarius

AESOP. Fabulae Aesopicae plures quingentis et aliae quaedam narrationes, cum historia vitae fortunaeque Aesopi, compositae studio & diligentia Joachimi Camerarii Pabe[bergensis]. Quibus additae sunt et Livianae & Gellianae ac aliorum quaedam ...
Leipzig, (colophon: Ernest Vögelin, 1570). 8vo. With Vögelins woodcut device on title-page (scrollwork cartouche with a crucifixion - with a bird representing the Holy Spirit - on the arc of the covenant, and symbols of the 4 Evangelists in the corners) and 4 woodcut initials (2 series) with pictorial decoration. Blind-tooled red vellum. [25], [1 blank], 342, 349-513, [32], [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 1,500
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