PHAEDRI, AUGUSTI CAESARIS LIBERTI, FABULARUM AESOPIARUM LIBRI QUINQU ; NOTIS PERPETUIS ILLUSTRATI, & CUM INTEGRIS ALIORUM OBSERVATIONIBVS.

Amsterdam: Johannem Janssonium à Waesberge & viduam Elizei Weyerstraet, 1667. [62],462,[204]pp. Octavo (18.5 x 12 cm). Contemporary vellum, short-title in manuscript on spine. Engraved frontis by Christopher Ganes, and 103 engraved half-page illustrations in text. Vellum somewhat handsoiled and darkened, bookplate, frontis trimmed close along fore- edge, short marginal tear in H2 (without loss), otherwise very good. Item #WRCLIT79851

First and only printing of this well- illustrated edition of the adaptations by the Latin fabulist Phaedrus of the Greek fables of Aesop, as edited by Johannes Laurentius. Two engravings, at pages 133 and 194, have been supplanted by other, tipped in engravings. The Fables are followed by an "index vocabularum" and an "index rerum & verborum." BRUNET IV:588. Landwehr, EMBLEM BOOKS (Low Countries) F143.

Price: $2,250.00

An Illustrated Aesop