Fables. With a Life of the Author.

GAY, John. Blake, William & Neagle, G. (illustrator)

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Price: $850.00

Place Published: London
Publisher: John Stockdaele

Description: 2 volumes. Frontispiece and title page with engraved vignette. Embellished with 70 very fine engraved plates, protected by tissue. Bound in contemporary burgundy diced calf with gilt-lettered spines (front joint in first volume is cracked and repaired; faint damp stains to bottom page edges, well outside of image/text area, most noticeable on binding; interior is otherwise quite clean); inner dentelles and marbled endpapers. London: John Stockdale, 1793.

Comments: A finely printed work, famous for the 12 plates engraved by William Blake, as well as the work of many other artists and engravers. This copy contains the "Gay Monument" frontispiece, which is often lacking.

Binding: hardcover
Condition: very good
Language: English
Type: Books

Book ID: 161857

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