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Aesop's Fables: Samuel Croxall's Translation with a Bibliographical Note by Victor Scholderer
(Limited Editions ClubOxford University Press, 1518)
One of the nicest books I have. A triumph of the bookmaking art. The 46 facsimiles are beautifully reproduced. Very close to del Tuppo (eg #37 and #192), they often show two or three phases in one scene. #83, #162, ...
Fabeln von Erasmus Alberus
(Greif BuechereiGreif-Bücherei, 1550)
Good strong rhymes in Gothic script. The Nachwort is real Third Reich stuff, speaking of eine Rückkehr zu den Urkraftquellen deutschen Volkstums. The stories are all Aesopic. There are wonderful woodcuts (which ...
Aesop's Fables: Samuel Croxall's Tran
(Oxford University Press, 1518)
I went after a third copy of this book because it was being offered so economically on eBay. I think it eluded the notice of other serious seekers. Like the first copy I found, this is numbered and signed by Bruce Rogers. ...
The Moral Fables of Aesop by Robert Henryson
(Scottish Academic PressUniv. of Notre Dame Press, 1571)
A first-rate piece of scholarship that puts Henryson within our reach. Very readable versions of the 13 fables. Henryson's morals are strongly allegorical and (like the fables) lengthy, but the stories are well done, ...
The Moral Fables of Robert Henryson
(The Maitland Club, 1570)
A lovely old book, the cover of which is in bad shape. This is not a facsimile but a reprint, and so the print is much more legible than in the Da Capo edition. The morals are printed in contemporary script. T of C near ...
Aesopi Phrygis Fabulae elegantissimis Eiconibus Veras Animalium Species ad vivum adumbrantes
(Apud Joannem Tornaesium, 1570)
Here is one of the treasures of this collection. The title-page seems to be a photocopy, hopefully from the same edition.
Aesop: The Morall Fabillis of Esope the Phrygian
(Da Capo Press: Plenum Pulbishing, 1570)
This is a facsimile of the 13 fables in this very early collection. Seven-line stanzas, medium print quality, difficult vocabulary and orthography.
Esopo No Fabulas
(Benseisha Co., 1593)
Fr. Francis Mathy was good enough to order this for me after we found out in our conversation with Satoru Obara, S.J., that this facsimile was still in print. Obara reports on this booklet in his little monograph, Companions ...
Historia Vitae Fortunaeque Aesopi, cum Fabulis Illius
(Ex Officina Recente Valentini Papae, 1544)
First, this little book has caused me as much anguish as any I have tried to win for the collection. For over three years I have been looking for it, thinking it lost. I presumed as a last hope that the book had got in ...
Aesopi Phrygis Fabulae Elegantissimis iconibus veras animalium species ad viuum adumbrantibus
(apud Ioannem Tornaesium, 1570)
Here is a precious addition to the collection, both for its antiquity and its excellent condition. The one shortcoming of its condition is that the title-page seems to be a xerox copy. As Bodemann #29.2, it fits into ...