Sale 2457 - Early Printed Medical, Scientific & Travel Books, October 17, 2017

1 ● AESOP. Aesop’s Fables with his Life; in English, French, and Latin. Newly translated. 31 etched plates and 110 half-page illustrations by Francis Barlow with captions by Aphra Behn. [10], 40; 40; 17, 2-221, [3] pages, including etched frontispiece, additional title, and coat of arms of the dedicatee, the Earl of Devonshire. Folio, 308x189 mm, red morocco gilt by Rivière & Son with the crest of the Earl of Derby on front cover, joints worn but sound; contents washed with occasional light residual toning and marginal soiling, mainly on opening leaves, repaired clean tear in plate of Devonshire arms, blank lower margin of plate 15, and corner of last leaf, cutting from bookseller’s catalogue tipped to front endleaf.Wing A703. London: H. Hills jun. for Francis Barlow, and are to be sold by Chr.Wilkinson, Tho. Fox, and Henry Faithorne, 1687 [2,000/3,000] [ SEE ALSO FRONT COVER ] 2 ● AESOP. Les Fables d’Esope . . . avec un Discours Preliminaire, & les Sens Moraux en Distiques. Etched additional title and 139 text illustrations by Aegidius Sadeler. xxiii, [1], 306, [2] pages. 4to, 255x185 mm, contemporary sheep gilt, badly worn, rear joint cracked, cords intact; scattered soiling and stains, vertical clean tear in R4, crude repair in blank margins of Z4 and 2G4. Paris:Thiboust, 1743 [400/600] 3 ● AMMIANUS MARCELLINUS. Ammiani Marcellini Opus castigatissimum. Edited by Pietro Castelli. 4-part woodcut white-on-black historiated border on title, repeated on A3r. 117, [7] leaves, including blank V4. Folio, 279x199 mm, 16th-century sheep with gilt azured lozenge tool in spine compartments, surface wear on covers with portions of leather missing; occasional toning, marginal dampstaining at beginning and end, small wormtrail through blank outer margins in first half of volume, both borders slightly cropped along top and fore edges, short paper crack at bottom of title. (Bologna: Hieronymus de Benedictus, 21 April 1517) [800/1,200] Second edition of the Roman history by a 4th-century A.D. Greek author who wrote in Latin, based on the 1474 first edition containing 13 of the 18 surviving books.The full extant text was first published in 1533. Sander 323; Sarton I, 375. See also lot 118. 1