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Catalogue of Antiquarian Books 1700-1900

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In our Catalogue this is Booknumber E6917

Author Gay, John (1685-1732)
Title FABLES By Mr. GAY
PlacePub London
Publisher Printed for J. Tonson and J. Watts 1st edition
Date 1727
Illustrations Titlepage in facsimile, 51 copperplate vignettes (complete) illustrating the 50 Febles after designs by John Wootton and William Kent, engraved by P. Fourdrinier, G. Van der Gucht and others.
Description Quarto new half green cloth, spine title gilt, new & older endpapers. Titlepage (facsimile) +[xii]pp (Dedication, Table & Introduction) +173pp with the copperplates complete. Paper tanned throughout with some browner margins and sporadic light foxing. *This first edition was the only one to be published in quarto size (all later printimgs octavo or 12mo). The second volume was not published until 1738, after Mr. Gay's death (Lewine p206, Rothschild 925, Foxon p295). The modern binding of this copy is not sympathetic, but the book is priced to leave room for rebinding, to match a second volume if required.
Booknumber E6917
Price Price: GBP 450.00 or USD 580.00
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