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  • Description

    Androcles bending down to prise a thorn from a lion's left forepaw at the foot of a rocky cave, the lion's crown, orb and sceptre on an outcrop behind at right; beyond at left, Androcles on the shore, his ship sinking in the sea; illustration to John Ogilby, 'Androcleus: or, the Roman slave', in Ogilby, 'Æsopicks: or, A Second Collection of Fables', 2nd edition (London, 1673). 1673
    Etching, illustration to volume bound in brown leather, the spine stamped in gold, with marbled endpapers


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    • 1673
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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 174 millimetres (approx. page size)
    • Width: 105 millimetres (approx. page size)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered 'A sec 1' at lower left
  • Curator's comments

    Ogilby's 'Androcleus: or, the Roman slave' is included in the 'Æsopicks' of 1673 on pp. 154-227 (1853,1112.70.28-39). See comment for 1853,1112.70.1.

  • Location

    Not on display (166*.b.7)

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  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: Æsopicks: or, A Second Collection of Fables
    • Associated Title: Androcleus: or, the Roman slave
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    Prints & Drawings

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