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
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.)
Medium or Technique
Illustrated book with numerous etchings
Not On View
(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.
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur E. Vershbow