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Select Fables. by  Charles Denis - Hardcover - 1754 - from G.Gosen Rare Books & Old Paper, ABAA, ILAB (SKU: 227)

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Select Fables.: By Mr. Charles Denis.

by Denis, Charles

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Denis, Charles, Select Fables. By Mr. Charles Denis. London: Printed for J. and R. Tonson and S. Draper, MDCCLIV. [1754] In-8, 21 cm. [frontispiece by C. Grignion; title-page; dedication to the Prince of Wales (ii); preface (xvii); contents (ix); 448 pages]. Rebound in quarter brown calf, five raised bands, gilt-decorated label, on twentieth century marbled boards. Occasional slight spotting.

Following in the tradition of LaFontaine, Aesop, and -- if Quintilian is to be believed -- Hesiod, Charles Denis wrote fables that survive the Classical definition: A fable is no more than a moral instruction disguised under the allegory of an action. De La Motte said a fable was an epic poem in miniature, but with more freedom of subject and in the choice of actors. There are 120 fables in Denis's collection, the last was dedicated to His Grace, Thomas, the Archbishop of Canterbury titled "The Phoenix and the Owl." First edition. ESTC Cit. No. T101633.

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G.Gosen Rare Books & Old Paper, ABAA, ILAB US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
227
Title
Select Fables.
Author
Denis, Charles
Format/Binding
Rebound in quarter brown calf, five raised bands, gilt-decorated label, on twentieth century marbled boards.
Book condition
Used
Quantity-available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Printed for J. and R. Tonson and S. Draper
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1754
Keywords
Fables, English Literature, Eighteenth Century
Size
In-8, 21 cm

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