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Latins translation of Aesop's Fables 1769  

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Francisci-Josephi Desbillions Fabulae Aesopiae: Curis Posterioribus Omnes Ferè Emendatae: Quibus Accesserunt Plus Quam clxx Novae.


Parisiis [Paris]

Typis J. Barbou



xxxvj, 504 pp. Illustrated with engraved frontispiece, printer's device on title page. (18mo) 15.5x8.5 cm (6x3¼"), period mottled calf with gilt decorated spine, morocco spine label lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Sixth Edition.

Nicely bound copy of the popular Latin translation of Aesop's classic tales. With the decorative bookplate of Msgr. Vincent Lloyd-Russell, one time head of the Capistrano mission. Scarce.

Lot Amendments

Some wear to binding with rubbing to extremities, front joint starting a bit at bottom; interior solid with some light toning; very good.

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