Catalog Record: Ysopet-Avionnet | HathiTrust Digital Library

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the Latin and French texts, ed. by Kenneth McKenzie and William A. Oldfather.


Main Author: Aesop.
Related Names: Oldfather, W. A. 1880-1945, joint ed., McKenzie, Kenneth 1870-, ed., Walter of England, abp. of Palermo fl. 1177., Anonymus Neveleti. , Romulus. , Avianus.
Language(s): English ; Latin ; French
Published: [Urbana] The University of Illinois, 1919.
Subjects: Aesop's fables > Aesop's fables / Illustrations.
Illumination of books and manuscripts > Illumination of books and manuscripts / Specimens, reproductions, etc.
French poetry > French poetry / To 1500.
Note: In the plates "we have reproduced from the rotary prints (hence white on black), and on a somewhat reduced scale, the complete series of illustrations which appear in P [the Paris ms.] together with a few characteristic selections from the series in B and L [the Brussels and London mss.]" cf. Introd.
Edition of 64 Æsopic, and 18 fables of Avianus in Latin and Old French. The Æsopic fables are, with a few exceptions, derived from the paraphrase of Romulus in distichs known as "Esopus moralisatus" ("Anonymus Neveleti") by some authorities ascribed to Walter of England.--The text is based in the main upon three closely related illustrated mss. of the 14th century (Brussels, Bibl. roy. lll93; Brit. mus. Add. 33781; Paris, Bibl. nat. fonds franç. 1594). The title "Ysopet-Avionnet" was originally given to the fables of Avianus alone (cf. A. C. M. Robert, Fables inédites ... vol. I, 1825); in this edition it denotes the 2 parts: Isopet or Aesop, and Avionnet or Avianus.
Physical Description: 286 p. XII pl. (facsims.) 27 cm.
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