[Aesopi Fabulae metrice].

[North Italy?], [c. 1400].
8 leaves ; 210 x 147 mm


  • Layout: 20 lines.
  • Script: in a late medieval southerntextualiscursive hand.
  • Decoration: initials in dark red.
Binding note
  • Fables, comprising: III. De mure et rana (Hervieux II, pp. 386-387); IV. De cane et ove (Hervieux II, p. 387); V. De cane et carne (Hervieux II, p. 387); XIII. De vulpe et aquila (Hervieux II, pp. 390-391); XIV. De aquila et cornice (Hervieux II, p. 391); XV. De vulpe et corvo (Hervieux II, p. 391); XXII. De accipitre et columbis (Hervieux II, p. 395); XXV. De terra tumente (text nearly complete, lacking only the last verse; Hervieux II, p. 396); XXIX. De capra et haedo (Hervieux II, p. 398).
  • The following fables are incomplete: II. De lupo et agno (Hervieux II, p. 386); VI. De leone, vacca, capra et ove (Hervieux II, p. 387); XII. De mure urbano et rustico (Hervieux II, pp. 389-390); XXI. De ranis regem petentibus (lacking the first 14 lines, Hervieux II, pp. 394-395); XXIII. De fure et cane, Hervieux II, pp. 395-396). The first 4/6 lines of this fable had been copied twice, and in one case interpolated with the last five lines of Fable XXVIII. De leporibus fugientibus (Hervieux II, p. 398).
  • L. Hervieux, Les fabulistes latins depuis le siècle d'Auguste jusqu'à la fin du Moyen Age, 1893-1894, vol. I, pp. 472-668, vol. II, pp. 316-391.
  • M. Manitius, Geschichte der Lateinischen Literatur des Mittelalters, vol. III, München 1931, pp. 771-773.
  • A. E. Wright (ed.). The Fables of "Walter of England". Edited from Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibliothek, Codex Guelferbytanus 185 Helmstadiensis, Toronto 1997.
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