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.
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.
Price: GBP 450.00 or USD 580.00
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