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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)

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.
€ 400
Augmented nicely illustrated re-edition of the editions of 1764 and 1787, printed by Richard Lallemant in Rouen (Bodemann, 113.1-2; see also the re-editions: nrs. 57 and 60). 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). All the fables are illustrated by a woodcut, rather rudely after the series of Bernard Salomon and Marcus Gheeraerts. The Vie dEsop is not illustrated. Library stamp on first fly-leaf. Cf. Bodemann, 113.1-2.
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