Amsterdam: D'Estienne Roger, 1701.
12mo. 19th Century marbled boards (rubbed), later calf spine (sl. wear to extr.), marbled endpapers contemporary with boards. 473pp. followed by six pages of Table [of Contents], ending with half-page advertisement. Exceedingly scarce Aesop title, with exquisite full-page copper-engraved frontispiece, title printed in red and black with device, and 147 half-page copper-engraved text illustrations throughout, as per P. van der Borcht. 473 S. This is the scarce Aesop Fables collection by the French scholar, Jean Baudoin; the small-format etchings carry on a much-celebrated woodcut history for the Fables ... As early as 1593, these woodcut templates had been processed into a cycle of etchings, and the work of Pieter van der Borcht, which is used again here in Baudoin's presentation of the Fables. - Rare edition, contains 117 fables. A remarkably preserved copy, fine internally, amazingly bright with no significant wear. "The life of Aesop" (30 Texcupfer, p. 11-93).
Price: $2,750.00 Item #3790