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Select Fables; with Cuts, Designed and Engraved by Thomas and John Bewick, and Others Previous to the Year 1784; together with a Memoir; and a descriptive Catalogue of the Works of Messrs. Bewick by  Thomas and John Bewick - First Edition - 1820 - from Barter Books Ltd and Biblio.com

Select Fables; with Cuts, Designed and Engraved by Thomas and John Bewick, and Others Previous to the Year 1784; together with a Memoir; and a descriptive Catalogue of the Works of Messrs. Bewick

by Bewick, Thomas and John

Condition: VG : in very good condition without dust jacket as issued. Heraldic bookplate to front pastedown. Damp stain to lower corner of


Newcastle: S. Hodgson. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket as issued. Heraldic bookplate to front pastedown. Damp stain to lower corner of prelims - occasional light foxing. Repaired edge-tear to p.15 - contents otherwise clean and tight. Marbled endpapers. 1820. First Edition. Brown hardback half-leather cover on marbled boards. 235mm x 155mm (9" x 6"). xxxi, 332pp. Frontis engraving of Bewick - numerous woodcuts throughout. .

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