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Aesop. [Bewick, Thomas].
Select fables, in three parts. Part I. Fables extracted from Dodsley's. Part II. Fables with reflections, in prose and verse. Part III. Fables in verse. To which are prefixed, The life of Æsop; and an essay upon fable. A new edition, improved.
1784. Newcastle : printed by and for T. Saint, MDCCLXXXIV. [1784]. 8vo, xii, 308, ii (index) pp. With woodcuts throughout by T. and J. Bewick. Early half calf, marbled boards, red label, binding a bit worn but sound, internally good. P. 179 misnumbered 197. § First edition thus, and a scarce book in good condition. Bewick wrote that the cuts were "partly by my late brother, when he was an apprentice, and partly by David Martin, whom I respected as a Man, but was obliged from inability to seek some other line of work." (Tattersfield) Though Bewick did not remember the commission fondly, the blocks cut for the book had a long life in the hands of different publishers being last employed for Emerson Charnley of Newcastle's Select Fables of 1820. Tattersfield TB 2.574. PML 14. ESTC T78508.
Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller [U.S.A.]

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