Fables by John Gay With the Life of the Author Embellished with Seventy Elegant Engravings In One Volume Complete

Gay, John

Published by C. Whittingham, for J. Johnson, B. Baldwin, F. & C. Rivington, etc., london, 1808
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
From White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB (West Windsor, VT, U.S.A.)

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Book. 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall. xvi, 228 pp. 6.5 by 4 inches. 70 intricate copper engravings, one per fable, plus frontis and title portrait. Green morocco, ornamented with Greek key band, five raised bands, etc. is healthy (not dry or cracking). Some starting, even minute separation, of upper front board, holding well by dint of old, not particularly deft repair, of tape band by endpaper hinge. Some other rubbing and wear. Corners bumped or with minute loss. Interior has some minor chips and wear, and per normal, age toning, but overall clean and tight. A very lovely copy. Bookseller Inventory # 001027

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Title: Fables by John Gay With the Life of the ...

Publisher: C. Whittingham, for J. Johnson, B. Baldwin, F. & C. Rivington, etc., london

Publication Date: 1808

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

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