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Fables

by John Gay; William Coxe

Condition: Very Good


ont> Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe : London, 1810 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The fourth edition of John Gay's collection of classic fables, edited here by William Coxe. Illustrated with a frontispiece and head-pieces. The fourth edition of this work. Two parts bound as one. Illustrated with a frontispiece, and engraved head pieces to each fable. With one page of publisher's adverts to the rear. A collection of the fables of John Gay, with sixty-six fables in this volume. The fables include 'The Shepherd and the Philosopher', 'The Lady and the Wasp', 'The Universal Apparition', 'The Two Monkies', 'The Bull and the Mastiff', 'The Elephant and the Bookseller', and more. With fifty fables to Part One, and sixteen fables to Part Two. With notes by William Coxe. Prior owner's ink inscription to the recto to the front free endpaper, 'M. Bevan Evans. Jan 1928'. Condition: In a half calf binding with marbled paper to the boards. Externally, smart. Light rubbing to the boards. A few light marks to the spine. A little bumping to the extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and generally clean with the odd spot. Prior owner's ink inscription to the recto to the front free endpaper. Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed.
  • Bookseller: Rooke Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 062984
  • Title: Fables
  • Author: John Gay; William Coxe
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: ont> Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe : London
  • Date published: 1810


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