Title: Centum fabulae ex antiquis auctoribus delectae et a Gabriele Faerno Cremonensi carminibus explicatae, 1585
Author: Gabriele Faerno; Silvio Antoniano
Publisher: Antverpiae, Apud Christophorum Plantinum
Condition: Very Good
A Plantin Press edition of Faerno’s book of fables. Commissioned by his Protector Pope Pius IV around 1550 AD, the collection was not published until 1563, only two years after Faerno died.
While the work has commonly been referred to as an adaptation of Aesop’s fables, many other sources were mixed in from both history and Greek mythology, as well as others. While often described as Aesop s fables, Faerno used other sources as well, includes tales of regular individuals and the Greek gods,
This edition is illustrated with 100 in-text woodcuts by Arnold Nicolai and Gerard Janssen van Kampen, based after the designs of Pieter van der Borcht.
One half vellum bound volume in 16mo, 173 pages
On note of condition, this volume is in very good shape with little wear or rubbing to the boards, with little to no foxing or staining throughout.