London: John Murray, 1882. First Edition, Seventy-Eighth Thousand. Octavo, 148 pages; VG; bound in full polished green calf by Sotheran & Co., with their mark, paneled spine with gilt tooling, morocco label with gilt titling; all edges gilt; marbled endpapers; very mild wear; bookplate to front pastedown; with over 100 illustrations; shelved case 7.
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Basileæ: In Officina Heruagiana [Johann Herwagen]; [Johannes Froben], 1538/1518. Octavo, a-x8, y7, A8, B4; VG; bound in 17th century calf, plain paneled spine; some rubbing and wear to binding, minor worming to binding; mild soiling to interior; Lacking y8-z8; The wanting leaves of the 1538 edition substituted after 350 with new pagination of 106-126 with the Galeomyomachia in Greek only from the 1518 Froben edition of Aesopi Phrygis vita et fabellæ, cum latina interpretatione. Early substitution, (i.e. 17th century or earlier) as the textblock is integral and the binding unrestored; Printer's device on title page and on verso of last leaf.; Wide margins; Second title page trimmed at top; small holes in upper and lower gutters of the entire first part from previous binding; Text in Greek and Latin on facing pages for the Aesop, Greek only for the Galeomyomachia Provenance to the recto and verso of the ffep, Fitzwilliam family provenance in several early hands, the largest stating playfully: "William Fitzwilliam not his Book, but John Fitzwilliam his booke"; Scattered marginalia and underlining, including extensive minute annotations in an early faded 16th century hand around the rear printer's mark, other minor annotations throughout, notably in English on Midas on page 315.; Scarce; PD consignment; shelved case 3.