FABLES, OF AESOP. And Other Eminent Mythologists with Morals and Reflections.
Printed for R. Sare, T. Sawbridge, B. Took, M. Gillyflower, A.&J. Churchill, and J. Hindmarsh. London. 1692. FIRST L'ESTRANGE EDITION. Tall Quarto. (13 x 8.5 inches). Erratic pagination, but the text is complete. --- Portrait frontis of L'estrange, by Roger White after Geoffrey Kneller, Title page, viii (Preface), viii (Alphabetical table), Illustration of Aesop, 28 (Life of Aesop), 1-144, 137-306, 319-480pp. --- Some minor browning to a few leaves and the last couple of dozens leaves with a light damp stain to the top of the page, but generally a nice copy with good margins. Bound in contemporary full brown calf. Spine has been expertly relaid, with raised bands and original red title label, lettered in gilt, and new free endpapers, and mottled boards, which have been professionally and neatly repaired to corners and edges. Boards with double blind ruled borders. Early previous owner's engraved bookplate, with book number, on the front paste down endpaper. Minor rubbing to leather and some minor bumping to edges but overall a very good copy of this classic work. -- Wing: A706.
Paul Foster BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 9620
GBP 1100.00 [Appr.: EURO 1274.25 US$ 1375.87 | JP¥ 153014]