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THE FABLES OF MR. JOHN GAY. COMPLETE IN TWO PARTS

by Gay, John

Condition: Very Good


York: T. Wilson and Son. Very Good. 1811. Fine Binding. This book is hard-bound in 1/2 black leather with black cloth covers, with gilt stamping and raised bands on the spine. The covers show light scuffing, edge-wear, and rubbing to the joints, corners and spine-ends. The binding is solid. The contents are bright and legible, with vignette illustrations, but also with scattered foxing and toning. .
  • Bookseller: Hoffman Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 75704
  • Title: THE FABLES OF MR. JOHN GAY. COMPLETE IN TWO PARTS
  • Author: Gay, John
  • Format/binding: Fine Binding
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Publisher: T. Wilson and Son
  • Place: York
  • Date published: 1811
  • Keywords: Fables, John Gay, Fine Binding

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Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...[more]
raised band(s)
Raised bands refer to the ridges that protrude slightly from the spine on leather bound books.  The bands are created...[more]
vignette
A decorative design or illustration placed at the beginning or end of a ...[more]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
fine binding
An elaborate and decorative binding, example including a leather-bound book with gilt edges, raised blind...[more]

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