A Bruxelles: Chez François Foppens, 1669. A scarce seventeenth century illustrated edition. Jean Baudoin (1590 – 1650) first published his edition of Aesop in Paris in 1631. The Brussels editions contain a different series of illustrations than the earlier Paris editions. Pieter Van der Borcht (1545 – 1608) had a long career working for the Plantin Press in Antwerp. He also provided illustrations for Dodoens’ famous herbal. With engraved allegorical title-page and 147 copper engravings in text by Pieter Van der Borcht. Includes a life of Aesop by Jean Baudoin. Ink ownership signature, dated 1899, and an earlier note to preliminary blanks. Bright and fresh throughout aside from some minor toning. A very good, clean copy. Rebound in modern tan calf. Gilt spine with black leather morocco label. Marbled edges. Twelvemo. , 86, 412, [8, index] pp. Item #17325
Landwehr 90 (erroneously calling for a frontispiece and 148 illustrations). OCLC lists only seven copies in North America.