1692 Aesop’s Fables 1st ed AESOP English Folklore Estrange Mythology Barlandus

L’ESTRANGE, Sir Roger

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“A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy. Let a man be one thing or the other, and we then know how to meet him.”

― Aesop, Aesop’s Fables

Aesop’s fables have been printed for centuries and include some of the most famous fables and tales of all time. Originating sometime in the 6th– to 7th-century BC, these tales have appeared in popular culture for well over 2000 years in the form of books, plays, songs, and visual media.

 

This rare, 1692 first edition printing of fables includes famous tales by Aesop, Barlandus, Avianus, Abstemius, and Poggius edited by Roger L’Estrange. According to Muir, this edition is thought to the first appearance of l’Estrange’s fables in English! Perhaps the DNB’s note on this work is the most telling:

“Simple and somewhat racy in style, L Estrange s edition was continuously reprinted, helping to popularize both Aesop and the genre of fables among children. The most extensive collection of fables in existence, this compilation also includes a biography of Aesop.”

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1692 Aesop’s Fables 1st ed AESOP English Folklore Estrange Mythology Barlandus

 

“A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy. Let a man be one thing or the other, and we then know how to meet him.”

― Aesop, Aesop’s Fables

Aesop’s fables have been printed for centuries and include some of the most famous fables and tales of all time. Originating sometime in the 6th– to 7th-century BC, these tales have appeared in popular culture for well over 2000 years in the form of books, plays, songs, and visual media.

 

This rare, 1692 first edition printing of fables includes famous tales by Aesop, Barlandus, Avianus, Abstemius, and Poggius edited by Roger L’Estrange. According to Muir, this edition is thought to the first appearance of l’Estrange’s fables in English! Perhaps the DNB’s note on this work is the most telling:

“Simple and somewhat racy in style, L Estrange s edition was continuously reprinted, helping to popularize both Aesop and the genre of fables among children. The most extensive collection of fables in existence, this compilation also includes a biography of Aesop.”

 

Item number: #25577

Price: $950

 

L’ESTRANGE, Sir Roger

 

Fables, of Aesop and other eminent mythologists: with morals and reflexions

 

London: printed for R. Sare, T. Sawbridge, B. Took, M. Gillyflower, A. & J. Churchil, and J. Hindmarsh, 1692. 1st edition

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • [10], 28, 480 (i.e., 476), [8]
    • 2 engraved plates
  • References: Wing A 706; Muir 24
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight and secure
  • Size: ~12.75in X 8in (32.5cm x 20cm)

 

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25577

Category

Literature

Authors

L’ESTRANGE, Sir Roger

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete