The Fables Of Aesop;
Printed and Published by William Milner, Cheapside.
With instructive applications: by samuel croxall, d.d. illustrated with one hundred engravings.
Small 8vo. 3.5 x 5 inches. viii + 296 pp. Bound in original brown cloth, gilt, with blind stamping on boards. A little wear to extremities and occasional foxing, but otherwise a very good copy. Early Stourport gift inscription on first free endpaper. Illustrated by folding frontispiece, title page vignette and by wood engravings throughout. An edition of the fables traditionally ascribed to the ancient Greek writer, Aesop (620?-560? BC). The ethical dimension of these moral stories was held to be of educational value for the young and numerous editions in European languages were published. Translated and edited by Samuel Croxall (1688 or 1689-1752), cleric and poet. Educated at Eton and Cambridge, he was Chaplain at Hampton Court from 1715 and vicar of Hampton-on-Thames from 1716, also later holding a variety of other benefices and several offices at Hereford Cathedral. His erotic poem, The Fair Circassian, ultimately based on part of the Song of Solomon, was published in 1720. His translation of the Fables of ?sop was first published in 1722 and this Halifax edition of William Milner, in 1835, appearing until the 1870s.
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