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Augmented illustrated Rouen edition of Aesop in the French prose translation,
together with the quatrains by Isaac Benserade (1804)

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.
€ 285
Augmented nicely illustrated re-edition of the editions of 1764 and 1787 with the same collation, printed by Richard Lallemant in Rouen (Bodemann, 113.1-2). As in these editions, also in our edition there are the 225 fables of Aesop in French prose with the quatrains by the French writer and dramaturge Isaac Benserade (1612-1691). The translation of the Vie dÉsope is illustrated with 28 woodcuts; the other 164 woodcuts illustrate 164 Fables. They are after the series of Bernard Salomon and Marcus Gheeraerts.
Our edition is copied page-for-page, strikingly accurate, from the edition: Rouen, chez les libraires, An VI [=1798], also in 12mo. (see nr. 57), using exactly the same type and (at least for the greater part) the same woodblocks for the illustrations.
Library stamp, ownerships entries and a note (1805) written on the first fly-leaves. Cf. Bodemann, 113.1-2.
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