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Fables by John Gay - Hardcover - 1870 - from Rooke Books and


by John Gay

Condition: Very Good

ont> William Tegg : London, 1870 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A charming collection of Fables written by the poet and dramatist, John Gay. This attractive volume is profusely illustrated throughout. Part I and II of John Gay's 'Fables'. John Gay was poet and dramatist, who is perhaps best known for his ballad opera 'The Beggar's Opera'. Gay's collection of 'Fables' were originally written for the six year old. Prince William, son of King George II. With a biography of the author, by Dr Johnson and with upward of 100 illustrations throughout and an illustrated frontispiece. Previous owners ink inscription to the half-title page, that reads. 'E. Barton, From A. Martin, Clifton. ' A charming volume ideal for those with an interest in fables, or indeed the work of John Gay. Condition: In a full cloth binding. Externally, sound. Rubbing to the spine, joints and board. Fading to the spine, alongside bumping to the head and the tail. Front and rear hinges are strained. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are clean, with an ink inscription to the half title page. Overall Condition: Very Good.
  • Bookseller: Rooke Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 057226
  • Title: Fables
  • Author: John Gay
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: ont> William Tegg : London
  • Date published: 1870


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