Item #13974 The Etymologist of Aesops Fables : London 1602. Simon Sturtevant, Aesop, Phaedrus.

The Etymologist of Aesops Fables : London 1602

Amsterdam: Walter J Johnson / Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, 1974.

Reprint Ed. Hardcover. Very Good- with no dust jacket. Item #13974
ISBN: 9022106977

Library stamps/marks/labels/pocket/slip, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcover.; Photoreprint of the 1602 edition printed by R. Field for R. Dexter, London. "The etymologista of Phaedrus": p. 87-[162]. Spine title: Etymologist of Aesop. "S.T.C. no. 23410." Original title page reads: The Etymologist of Aesops Fables, containing the construing of his Latine fables into English; Also The Etymologist of Phaedrus fables, containing the construing of Phaedrus (a new found yet auncient Author) into English, verbatim. Both very necessarie helps for young schollers. "Sturtevant who displayed an unusual interest in the origins of the English language was the author of three curious works, all of which are now very rare. This is probably the first English translation of the fables of Phaedrus." ; The English Experience: Its Record in Early Printed Books Published in Facsimile; Ex-Library; Vol. 697; 8, 160 pages.

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