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Fables by Aesop of ca. 1476 Facsimile Edition

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The Fables by Aesop of ca. 1476 is the only early printed edition in both Latin and German of the biography of Aesop, the Greek fable collector, and the allegorical animal tales associated with his name. The edition was edited by Heinrich Steinhöwel, who prepared the German translations of the Latin texts. Printed in Ulm by Johann Zainer around 1476, it features 191 woodcut illustrations that have been expertly hand-colored, probably under the supervision of Zainer. The painter used washes of varying intensity to create remarkably atmospheric scenes.

We have 2 facsimiles of the manuscript "Fables by Aesop of ca. 1476":

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#1 Esopo - Vita e Favole

Modena: Il Bulino, edizioni d'arte, 1992

Aesopus, Vita et Fabulae, Museum Otto Schafer (Schweinfurt, Germany) − Photo 1
Aesopus, Vita et Fabulae, Museum Otto Schafer (Schweinfurt, Germany) − Photo 1
  • Commentary (Italian) by Amelung, Peter; Fraccari, Claudio
  • Limited Edition: 800 copies
  • Full-size color reproduction of the entire original document, Fables by Aesop of ca. 1476: the facsimile attempts to replicate the look-and-feel and physical features of the original document; pages are trimmed according to the original format; the binding might not be consistent with the current document binding.

This edition, from the German print-run, is accompanied by a commentary volume in Italian. 

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Full-leather with blind embossing.

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#2 Aesopus - Vita et Fabulae

Ludwigsburg: Edition Libri Illustri, 1992

Aesopus, Vita et Fabulae, Museum Otto Schafer (Schweinfurt, Germany), Aesopus - Vita et Fabulae facsimile edition by Edition Libri Illustri.
Aesopus - Vita et Fabulae facsimile edition by Edition Libri Illustri.
  • Commentary (German) by Amelung, Peter
  • Limited Edition: 800 copies
  • Full-size color reproduction of the entire original document, Fables by Aesop of ca. 1476: the facsimile attempts to replicate the look-and-feel and physical features of the original document; pages are trimmed according to the original format; the binding might not be consistent with the current document binding.

Facsimile issued in a protective slipcase.

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Full-leather with blind embossing.

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