1718 Rare Latin Vellum Book - Phaedrus & AESOP'S FABLES, Fabularum Aesopiarum Libri V.
Author: Phaedrus. Aesop. Phaedri, Augusti Liberti; (Phaedrus, Augustus Libertus).
Title: Phaedri, Aug. liberti, Fabularum Aesopiarum libri V. Cum integris commentariis Marq. Gudii, Conr. Rittershusii, Nic. Rigaltii, Is. Neveleti, Nic. Heinsii, Joan. Schefferi, Jo. Lud. Praschii, & excerptis aliorum. Curante Petro Burmanno.
Publisher: The Hague (Hagae-Comitum), Apud Henricum Scheurleer, 1718.
Language: Text in Latin.
Size: 8 " X 5 ".
Pages: 2 parts in 1 volume. LXII-398. 258 + 70 index pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good original gilt decorated full vellum binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown, small tear repaired by a previous owner on the rear cover - as shown ) under a protective removable mylar cover. A very nice binding!
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the wonderful frontispiece illustration.
Estimation: (USD 350 - USD 500)
The book: Attractive and beautiful 18th-century edition of this collection of Phaedrus & AESOP'S FABLESl, In a beautiful original vellum binding!
Gaius Julius Phaedrus was a 1st-century CE Roman fabulist and the first versifier of a collection of Aesop's fables into Latin. Few facts are known about him for certain and there was little mention of his work during late antiquity. It was not until the discovery of a few imperfect manuscripts during and following the Renaissance that his importance emerged, both as an author and in the transmission of the fables
Aesop (c. 620 – 564 BCE) was a Greek fabulist and storyteller credited with a number of fables now collectively known as Aesop's Fables. Although his existence remains unclear and no writings by him survive, numerous tales credited to him were gathered across the centuries and in many languages in a storytelling tradition that continues to this day. Many of the tales are characterized by animals and inanimate objects that speak, solve problems and generally have human characteristics.
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