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THE FABLES OF AESOP, AND OTHERS, WITH DESIGNS ON WOOD

by Aesop

Condition: Very Good


Newcastle: T. Bewick & Son. Very Good. 1823. Fine Binding. This book has been re-bound, hard-bound in a fine binding of smooth green leather with gilt-stamping, raised bands, and gilt stamped leather labels on the spine. The covers show some light scuffing and sunning, edge-wear and light rubbing to the corners and spine-ends. The spine is lightly sunned. The binding is solid. The contents are bright and legible, with vignette illustrations, but also with some damp-staining to the outer edge of some of the pages. Limited, # 243, with a facsimile signature and "thumbprint" of Thomas Bewick, on the Limitation Page. .
  • Bookseller: Hoffman Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 75538
  • Title: THE FABLES OF AESOP, AND OTHERS, WITH DESIGNS ON WOOD
  • Author: Aesop
  • Format/binding: Fine Binding
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Publisher: T. Bewick & Son
  • Place: Newcastle
  • Date published: 1823
  • Keywords: Aesop, Fables, Thomas Bewick, Illustrated

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sunned
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rubbing
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fine binding
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gilt
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