Les Fables d'Esope, & de Plusieurs Autres Excellens Mythologistes. Aesop.
Les Fables d'Esope, & de Plusieurs Autres Excellens Mythologistes.
Les Fables d'Esope, & de Plusieurs Autres Excellens Mythologistes.
Les Fables d'Esope, & de Plusieurs Autres Excellens Mythologistes.
Les Fables d'Esope, & de Plusieurs Autres Excellens Mythologistes.
Les Fables d'Esope, & de Plusieurs Autres Excellens Mythologistes.
Les Fables d'Esope, & de Plusieurs Autres Excellens Mythologistes.
(18th Century)

Les Fables d'Esope, & de Plusieurs Autres Excellens Mythologistes.

(Barlow, Francis) (illus.)

Amsterdam: Etienne Roger, 1714. Octavo. lxxxiv, 222, (ii)pp. First French edition of Barlow's engravings for both the introductory biography of Aesop and the fables. The 136 total illustrations richly depict classical, natural, and dramatic scenes, balancing the mythological and the realistic in order to convey the allegorical value both of Aesop's life and his stories. Barlow, a British artist, originally produced the plates for an 1687 British-produced edition of Aesop. His reappearance here shows his fame's spread beyond the British Isles and into Continental Europe. Rebound in full tan calf with natural mottling, gilt tooling about edges and on spine. Evidence of repair to margins of few pages along with occasional light marginal tidelines, else near fine. Item #30704

Price: $2,500.00

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