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    [Aesop] Phaedrus Fabularum Aesopiarum libri V. Cum integris Commentariis Marq. Gudii, Conr. Rittershusii, Nic. Rigaltii, Nic. Heinsii, Joan. Schefferi, Jo. Lud. Praschii, & excerptis aliorum. Amsterdam: Heinrich Wetstein, 1698. Krown & Spellman retail: $450. First Edition. 8vo. *-3*8,4*4,A-Z8,a-v8. [lvi],312,[54],203-462,[58]pp Contemporary vellum, gilt arms of Leiden and statue of Minerva on covers, gilt fleurons, blind rules, rear cover stained, lacks ties, edges red, B7 repaired tear. Engraved extra-title by Tiedeman & Mulder, t.p. in red and black, decorated initials. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

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    Burman (1668-1741) pupil of Graevius & Gronovius. Professor of eloquence at Utrecht and after 1715 at Leiden. "As an industrious manufacturer of Variorum Editions (which were not invented by him, but brought into vogue by his example), he is naturally held in high  esteem by his nephew, Burman II, and by the other unwearied compilers who follow in his wake...His great powers of endurance and his laborious patience have led to his being described as the 'beast of burden' of classical learning." [Sandys]

    This edition contains the first publications of Phaedrus commentaries of Grudius & Heinsius. STCN 169808. Schweiger II,733. Moss II,394.De Bure 2767. Dibdin II,120. Harwood 228

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