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The Fables of Aesop, with a Life of the Author and Embellished with one Hundred Twelve Plates. Two Volumes.

Aesop

Published by London. Printed for John Stockdale, Piccadilly. 1793., 1793
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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The Fables of Aesop, with a Life of the Author and Embellished with one Hundred Twelve Plates. Two Volumes. London. Printed for John Stockdale, Piccadilly. 1793. Both volumes bound in early (perhaps original) full leather bindings with faded gold lettering and decoration on the spines, gold borders on the boards. Marbled endpapers (reinforced at the gutters with white tape). Front board of volume 1 detached but present, with armorial bookplate of Julius Caesar Besnard. Back cover of volume 2 detached but present. 6.5" x 10.5". 189 & 248 pages. 1 plate missing (page 93) of 112. Plates are extraordinarily detailed and well printed. Each measures just over 3" x 4". There is one plate illustrating each fable. Little or no foxing, but pages are more toned at the edges than the centers. Bookseller Inventory # Fred-W80

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Title: The Fables of Aesop, with a Life of the ...

Publisher: London. Printed for John Stockdale, Piccadilly. 1793.

Publication Date: 1793

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

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