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Fabularum Aesopiarum libri V

Illustrated by Jan van Vianen (Dutch, about 1660–about 1726), Title pages by Jan Goeree (Dutch, 1670–1731), Engraved by Philibert Bouttats (Dutch, born about 1675), Portrait(s) designed by Bernard Vaillant (Dutch, 1632–1698), Engraved by Pieter van Gunst (Dutch, 1659–1724), Author Phaedrus (Roman, born in 14 C.E.), Author Aesop, Printer François Halma (Dutch, 1653–1722)

Place of Publication: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet IV, 588; Landwehr, Fable Books, 247


Overall: 26.7 x 20.7 x 4 cm (10 1/2 x 8 1/8 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with numerous etchings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Amsterdam: François Halma, 1701) Quarto; 137 leaves, plus portrait, engraved title and 18 plates; contemporary blind- and gilt-stamped and inlaid sprinkled calf.

Dedication portrait of John-William, Prince of Nassau; engraved title; eighteen full-page etched plates with six roundel fable illustrations each; numerous etched vignettes.

Amsterdam: François Halma, 1701


Mr. and Mrs. Arthur E. Vershbow, by whom given to MFA, December 10, 1975.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur E. Vershbow