BARLOW, FRANCIS, illus.  Aesop's Fables.  L: 1665.
Lot 5022
BARLOW, FRANCIS, illustrator. Æsop's Fables with his Life: In English, French & Latin. London: Printed by William Godbid for Francis Barlow; sold by Anne Seile and Edward Powell, 1666.
US$ 4,000 - 6,000
£2,400 - 3,600
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BARLOW, FRANCIS, illustrator.
Æsop's Fables with his Life: In English, French & Latin. London: Printed by William Godbid for Francis Barlow; sold by Anne Seile and Edward Powell, 1666.
Folio (313 x 195 mm). [4], 40, 31, [1], 17, [2] pp. Engraved frontispiece, additional title and 108 engraved vignettes (one to each fable). Period blindstamped calf. Repaired marginal tear to engraved title, margin torn from R2, some crude color to p 101, scattered minor browning/small stains, rebacked, covers scuffed and corners showing.
Provenance: Joseph Tabem (ex dono Thomas Huxley in 1718, inscription).

BARLOW'S FINEST WORK. The engraved frontispiece depicts the author among his animal characters. Hodnett Francis Barlow pp 167ff; Wing A-696.
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