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


by John Gay

Condition: Good

London - William Tegg, 1870 Book. Good. Hardcover. A small collection of the fables of John Gay, prefaced by a short account of his life. Illustrated with a frontispiece and many vignettes throughout. Bookseller's label of Alfred Palmer to front pastedown. Condition: In a purple cloth binding with gilt detailing. Externally, sound, though with some discolouration and bumping. Internally, firmly bound, although front hinge is strained. Pages are bright, though with some foxing to the first and last few pages. Overall: GOOD..
  • Bookseller: Rooke Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 035047
  • Title: Fables
  • Author: John Gay
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: London - William Tegg
  • Date published: 1870


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