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Fables by John Gay - Hardcover - 1809 - from Rooke Books and Biblio.com

Fables

by John Gay

Condition: Very Good


John Gay, 1809 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1809 A collection of the fables of John Gay, with sixty-seven 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. Gay originally wrote fables for Prince William, the Duke of Cumberland, in 1727, and despite writing them for a royal, he wrote about the vanities of court honours. Illustrated with a frontispiece, and sixty-seven headpieces. Condition: In a full morocco binding. Externally, generally smart. Light rubbing to the spine and extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are lightly age-toned and generally clean with the odd spot, mostly to the first and last few pages. Overall Condition: Very Good.
  • Bookseller: Rooke Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 063769
  • Title: Fables
  • Author: John Gay
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: John Gay
  • Date published: 1809

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morocco
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