25. A Moral Fable-talk, translated from the Latin of Arnold Freitag by Arthur Golding.

A Moral Fable-talk, translated from the Latin of Arnold Freitag by Arthur Golding, transcribed and edited from the autograph manuscript (c. 1586), with introduction, notes, and glossary, by Richard G. Barnes, and reproducing all 125 etchings by Marcus Gheeraerts from Mythologia ethica of Arnold Freitag (1579), 1987.

Through an enduring interest in the works of Arthur Golding, Andrew Hoyem learned of an unpublished manuscript of 125 Aesopic fables by the English Renaissance writer in the collection of Columbia University. A photocopy of the holograph was obtained, and the help of Professor Richard G. Barnes of Pomona College was enlisted. Dr. Barnes' original scholarship provided the necessary basis for this first edition of a work by a master of the English language 400 years after it was written. Balancing the five traditional textual elements against the images of an emblem book was an exciting typographic challenge for the Press. The very early (and rare) etchings of Gheeraerts appeared in French and Latin editions of the book in the sixteenth century and now join the English in the twentieth.

Format: 8 by 6 inches, 356 pages. The type, Monotype Garamont, with photo-engraved plates, was printed on Ingres d'Arches mouldmade paper. Early portion of edition bound in full brown bonded leather, stamped in gold; later portion bound in tan or brown goatskin spine and corners, cloth sides. Edition of 400 copies, $315.00. Available.

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