21 June 2004
AESOP. Vita et Fabulae, in Greek. Paris: Robert Estienne, 5 November 1546. 4°, 'grecs du roi' type, woodcut title device, two foliated Greek initials, 18th-century calf, spine gilt (joints cracked, extremities rubbed).
'A very rare and textually very important edition of Aesop ... from an ancient manuscript in the Royal Library,' writes Schreiber. 'This edition remained the basis for all others until 1610, and both its rarity and beauty are universally acknowledged.' Adams A277; Schreiber 89.
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