Lot 4 of 302:
Aesop with woodcut illustrations 1502  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$2,400
Estimate:
$1,000 - $1,500

Title:
Le Fabule de Isopo... e Latyne historyade

Author:
Aesop

Place:
Mediolani

Publisher:
Lazarum de turate

Date:
1502

Description:

66 (of 68) leaves. a-d8 (-d2 & -d6), e6, f-h8, i6. Woodcut pictorial title page & 64 half-page woodcut illustrations in the text; woodcut initials. (4to) 19.8x14.3 cm (7¾x5½"), 19th century half calf & mottled boards, spine lettered in gilt.

Early illustrated edition of Aesop's Fables - the woodcuts are those of the edition of Milan 1498. OCLC locates two copies of this edition, both at the British Library. A few old circular rubberstamps of Walter Ashburner, Firenze.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Some rubbing to covers; moderate soiling and some light staining, 3 pages with ink scrawls in margins; hole in lower corner of leaf a2 affecting no text, ½" hole in leaf i2 affecting parts of 4 lines of text on recto and illustration on verso; lacking leaves d2 & d6; overall very good.


 
Item number:
301819
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