Fables of Aesop and other Eminent Mythologists with Morals and Reflexions
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Here is the fancier reprint of l'Estrange's third edition from 1699. As far as I can ascertain, it is--except for one difference--exactly identical internally with the edition by W.H.Allen and Company, which I have listed under the same date. As I mention there, the surprising thing is that I have a third edition of L'Estrange, and neither of these books is an exact reproduction of it. The typesetting is new. Did the reproducers set the type for a whole new edition? The beginning order of elements in this volume is this: Frontispiece, Title-Page [with the misprinted date of 1669], acknowledgement of the reprinter, AI, blank, Life of Aesop (1-30), and Preface. Then there appears here, facing the last page of the preface, the full-page engraving of Aesop among the animals. That engraving does not appear in my copy of the Allen reproduction. The engraving's blank back faces the first of the 500 numbered fables, which again run from 1 to 476. Full leather. The front cover is separated. Marbled inside covers and endpapers. The spine has in gold on red Fables, of Aesop &c. L'Estrange. At the spine's bottom is 1669.
R. Sare, B. Took, M. Gillyflower, A. & J. Churchil, G. Sawbridge, and H. Hindmarsh; Reprinted and Published by John Gray and Co.