1692 1st ed Aesop’s Fables 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 incredibly 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 1st ed Aesop’s Fables 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 incredibly 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: #9624

Price: $1500

 

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.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • [10], 28, [8]480
  • References: Wing A 706; Muir 24
  • Provenance: Armorial Engravings – DIEU ET MON DROIT
    • Two loose armorial engravings with the arms of King George I.
    • George I (1660 – 1727) was King of Great Britain and Ireland from 1714 and ruler of the Duchy and Electorate of Brunswick-Lüneburg (Hanover) in the Holy Roman Empire from 1698 until his death in 1727. He was the first British monarch of the House of Hanover.
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~12.75in X 8.25in (32.5cm x 21cm)
  • Very rare and desirable with auction records and price comparisons at upwards of $4,000

 

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Categories

Children's

Arts & Architecture

Authors

L’ESTRANGE, Sir Roger

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete