THE FABLES OF JOHN DRYDEN

Dryden, John

Published by Printed by T. Bensley, London, 1797
Condition: Very Good
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Folio (pages 255 x 358mm), collating: [4], xviii, 241; complete with half title. Illustrated with 9 full page engravings from the drawings of Lady Diana Beauclerc, engraved by Bartolozzi. Each plate with its original tissue guard intact. In a contemporary marbled board, heavily rubbed and stained, rebacked to style. Internal contents generally clean, with a few leaves marginally stained. The bookplate of Christopher Beauchamp Esq. is attached to the front paste-down. Dryden's last work before his death, a collection of translations of Chaucer and Boccaccio as well as "The Flower and the Leaf." Dryden's fables were first published in 1700, but this edition is the first to incorporate Bartolozzi's plates. Additional images available upon request. Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 583

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Title: THE FABLES OF JOHN DRYDEN

Publisher: Printed by T. Bensley, London

Publication Date: 1797

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: First edition.

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