FABLES OF AESOP - L'Estrange, 1st 1692 - MORAL MORALITY LESSONS MYTHOLOGY MYTHS
FABLES OF AESOP AND OTHER EMINENT MYTHOLOGISTS WITH MORALS AND REFLEXIONS
Book Details + Condition: R. Sare (London). First Edition,1692. 480 pages. Hardcover in full leather binding, with gilt and raised bands to spine. Engraved frontis portrait of the author by Robert White after a painting by Godfrey Kneller.Volume by English author Sir Roger L'Estrange (b. 1616) containing English translations of Aesop's fables, as well as concise explanations of the moral of each fable and a reflection that further expounds upon the moral and contextualizes it within the Baroque period. A brief biography of Aesop (b. ca. 620 BCE), the Greek slave to whom the fables are credited, is included. An overall firm and clean copy: front board has been re-attached (common with these large, leather editions), and binding remains firm; light wear to leather, mainly at corners and edges; bookplate on inside front board; clean interior, free of markings save numerical notations on second blank page.