Item 51 - Aesopi Phrygis, et aliorum fabulae :

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Aesopi Phrygis, et aliorum fabulae :

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iconibus illustratae, & latinius quàm antehac interpretatae.

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CA OSLER P193-1-51

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  • 1565 (Publication)
    Plantin, Christophe, approximately 1520-1589
    Antwerp (Belgium)

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320 pages : illustrations (engravings) ; 12 cm

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(approximately 620 B.C.-)

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Aesop was an Ancient Greek fabulist or story teller credited with a number of fables now collectively known as Aesop's Fables; little is known with certainty, but he is thought to have been born about 620 BCE

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Inscription on flyleaf from Musser in 1911 to Sir William Osler.
Armorial bookplate with crest for clan Maclean on front pastedown.

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Top half of page 187 removed from volume.

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Aesop's fables. Latin. Aesopi Phrygis, et aliorum fabulae : iconibus illustratae, & latinius quàm antehac interpretatae. Antverpiae : Ex officina Christoph. Plantini, MDLXV [1565]

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Rebound: newer calf with blind triple fillet border on covers (rubbed; front cover detached); five raised bands on spine with red leather label with binder's title in one compartment and a single fruit ornament surrounded by triple fillet border in the rest; side-edges in gilt patterned tool; patterned tool stamped blind on turn-ins; marbled endpapers; stained red edges; blue silk bookmark bound in at head of spine.

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PA3855 A2 1565

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