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Lot 3: AESOP. The Fables of Aesop Paraphras'd in Verse: Adorn'd with Sculpture, and Illustrated with Annotations. The Second Edition. By John Ogilby,

Early Printed Books/Scientific Books

Platinum House

by Swann Auction Galleries

March 11, 2004

New York, NY, USA

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Description: AESOP. The Fables of Aesop Paraphras'd in Verse: Adorn'd with Sculpture, and Illustrated with Annotations. The Second Edition. By John Ogilby, Esq.

Engraved portrait of Ogilby by Lilly after Faithorne; 82 (of 83) etched plates by Wenceslaus Hollar on 81 (of 82) leaves; lacks plate 47. [4], 211 pages * Aesopic's; or, A Second Collection of Fables, Paraphras'd in Verse... By John Ogilby, Esq. 67 etched plates by Hollar. [4], 231 pages. Together, 2 volumes in one. Folio, contemporary calf, handsomely rebacked in the 19th-century, front joint partly cracked; scattered minor foxing and stains, frontispiece in first work torn in outer margin with slight image loss and mounted, portrait and plate 1 4/15 also mounted, blank lower margin excised from plate 6 in second work, clean tear across plate 37, plate facing page 197 mounted. London: Thomas Roycroft, 1668; 1668

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