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Phaedrus fables by the Dutch scholar Nicolaus Dispontinus

Phaedri Aug. liberti fabularum Aesopiarum libri V. Cum notis perpetuis Jo. Fred. Gronovii, P. & emendationibus Jacobi Gronovii, F. Accedunt Nicolai Dispontini in Phaedrum collectaneea.
Amsterdam, Johannes Janssonius van Waesberge, 1703. 8vo. With an engraved frontispiece showing Phaedrus and Aesop on the stage of a theatre filled with men with animal-heads, title in red and black, some woodcut tailpieces and initials. Contemporary vellum, manuscript title on spine. [24], 156, [2], 157-218, 157-298, [2] pp.
€ 1,250
Edition by the apparently unknown Dutch scholar Nicolaus Dispontinus (Nicolaas Verbruggen?) of the Latin Phaedrus fables, who also added his Collectanea to the text (pp. 157-218) and some emendations by the Dutch classical scholar Jacobus Gronovius (1645-1716) and his father Johann Friedrich Gronovius.
Binding a bit dust-soiled, with a stain on the back board, some stains on the paste-downs and endpapers, a small stain on the title-page, but otherwise in good condition. Fabula docet 121; Landwehr, F167; Schwabe/Barbier, 71-72.
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