1777 Rare Latin-German Book - Phaedrus & AESOP'S FABLES, Fabularum Aesopiarum Libri V.
Author: Phaedrus. Aesop. Phaedri, Augusti Liberti; (Phaedrus, Augustus Libertus). Emanuel Sincerus.
Title: Phaedri Augusti Liberti, Fabularum Aesopiarum libri V. Commentario Emanuelis Sinceri. Illustrati, Et Recte Tandem Captui Puerorum Accomodati.
Publisher: Monachii (Munich), Apud Jos. Aloys de Craetz, 1777.
Language: Text in Latin and German.
Size: 7 " X 4.5 ".
Pages: 247 pages + Index.
Binding: Attractive and very good original full vellum calf binding (hinges fine, overall worn and scuffed - as shown, corners worn - as shown ) under a protective removable mylar cover. A very nice original binding!
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown, Monastery library bookplate on the first endpaper - as shown, small ink stamp at the back of the title page - as shown, some old handwritten ex-libris on the title page - as shown).
The book: Attractive and beautiful Latin-German 18th-century edition published in Munich of this collection of Phaedrus & AESOP'S FABLESl, In a beautiful original calf 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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