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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Aphra Behn; Francis Barlow; Thomas Philipot; Robert Codrington; Thomas Dudley; Aesop.
|Notes:||110 fables in English verse (by Mrs. Behn)--and French and Latin prose, each followed by a moral.
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The 1st ed. (largely destroyed in the London fire)--published as: Aesop's fables with his life: in English, French, & Latin / the English by Tho. Philipott, Esq., the French and Latin by Rob. Codrington ... ; illustrated with one hundred and twelve sculptures by Francis Barlow. London : Printed by William Godbid for Francis Barlow, 1666.
The French text of the 1687 ed. varies greatly from the 1666 ed., and the engraved English verses beneath the plates have been entirely rewritten.
Nearly all the plates to the life are signed by Thomas Dudley.
Reproduction of original in Library of Congress.
|Description:||, 40, 40, 17, 2-221,  p., 31 leaves of plates : ill.|
|Series Title:||Early English books, 1641-1700, 339:28.|
|Other Titles:||Aesop's fables.|
|Responsibility:||newly translated ; illustrated with one hundred and twelve sculptures ; to this edition are likewise added, thirty one new figures representing his life, by Francis Barlow.|