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[Fables. French. 1659]
Les fables d'Esope phrygien. Traduction nouuelle. Illustrée de discours moraux, philosophiques & politiques, par I. Bavdoin. Auec les figures en taille douce.
A Rouen chez Jean & David Berthelin, 1659.
[20], 131, [9], 64, 95--638 p. : add. engr. t.-p., 118 illus. ; 17.8 cm. (8°)

Translation originally published in 1638. The translation is somtimes attributed to Pierre de Boissat, the Younger. Includes: 'La Vie D'Esope Phrygien, Tirée du Grec de Planudes, surnommé le Grand'. Some illustrations do not have letterpress on the verso, but all are included in the pagination. Plate 109, 'Dv Singe Et De Ses Enfans' (leaf M8v), is printed upside down.

Copy Notes Inscribed in pencil on first free-endpaper Bowmont.

Binding C17th vellum, spine lettered in ink 'Fable d'Esope.' and 'Fables/ de/ l'Esope'.

Reference Number 1563


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