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Fables d'Esope en Quatraines dont Il y en a une Partie au Labyrinthe de Versailles
(Sebastien Mabre-Cramoisy/Kessinger Publishing, 1678)
One learns from Wikipedia that André Le Nôtre initially planned a maze of unadorned paths in 1665, but in 1669, Charles Perrault advised Louis XIV to include thirty-nine hydraulic fountains each representing one of the ...
Phaedri Fabularum Aesopiarum Libri Quinque
(Apud Joannem Janssonium à Waesberge,Hamburg: Gothofred Schultzen and Amsterdam: Joannes Janssonium a Waesberge., 1673)
There is a nice French translation immediately after the text of each fable. Copious notes. Guyeti's additional notes begin on 248. They are in French and seem to include some Greek. A steal for the price!
The Fables of Aesop Paraphras'd in Verse
(William Andrews Clark Memorial Library University of California,William Andrews Clark Memorial Library: UCLA, 1668)
The versions here are longish and filled with topical references. The illustrations are quite faint. Several put another fable's picture in the background. The best illustrations for me might be The Head and the Members ...
Les Fables d'Esope Phrygien: Traduction Nouuelle. Illustrée de Discours Moraux, Philosophiques & Politiques
(Chez Iean & David BerthelinChez Jean & David Berthelin, 1660)
Fabula Docet lists three Baudoin editions in its catalogue (#12, 17, 123). Baudoin's first edition in 1631 in Paris contained only 117 Aesopic fables, reportedly translated by Pierre Boissat. With the ethical and political ...
Labyrinte de Versailles
(Nicolaus Visscher, 1683)
Finding this book was a terrific surprise! Laurence Veyrier had shown me a number of fable books. As I finished, she mentioned offhand that I probably would not be interested in the Versailles labyrinth. I have looked ...
Aesop's Fables with his Life: in English, French, and Latin, Newly Translated
(Printed by William Godbid for Francis Barlow and are to be sold by Ann Seile ... and Edward Powell ...,, 1666)
Here is one of the foremost treasures of this collection! Barlow did a first edition, to which this book belongs, in 1666. As Hobbs reports, The original edition had been printed in 1666, a year after Ogilby's folio ...
Phaedri Augusti Caesaris liberti, Fabularum Aesopiarum libri quinque, notis perpetuis illustrati et cum integris aliorum observationibus (Rigaltii, Rittershusii, Schoppii, Meursii, Fabri, Schefferi) in lucem editi a Joanne Laurentio
(Apud Johannem Janssonium à Waesberge & viduam Elizei WeyerstraetJansson Westberg and Vidua Elzaeus Weyerstraet?, 1667)
This exquisite book lacks a title page and 177/78. Besides, 179 is misprinted as 197. It remains for me an exquisite mystery book. If it were not for the fact that it seems to end on 400, I would think that it is either ...
Fables of Aesop and other Eminent Mythologists with Morals and Reflexions
(R. Sare, T. Sawbridge, B. Took, M. Gillyflower, A. & J. Churchil, J. Hindmarsh, and G. Sawbridge, 1694)
Here is a venerable old second edition to complement our first (1692) and third (1699). Included are these elements: frontispiece portrait of L'Estrange (detached), Aesop engraving (plus blank verso), title-page (plus ...
Fables d'Esope, avec les Figures de Sadeler
(Pierre Auboyn, Pierre Emery, & Charles Clouzier, 1689)
Here is the French translation of the original German "Theatrum Morum" of 1608, published by Paul Sesse in Prag. The illustrations, however lovely, are done "after" Sadeler, not by him. After a signed frontispiece offering ...
Ad Iambum Ut Carolum Pererium V. Cl. admoneat Fabulam iamdudum promissam in lucem edere
(Andreae Cramoisy, 1686)
Here is a strange little eight-page pamphlet that seems to be a dialogue between two fabulists, Carolus Pererius and Joannes Comirius, S.J. At first there is an introduction and then a fable, Mus, Feles, & Muscipula, that ...