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TABART'S MORAL TALES, in prose and verse. Selected and revised from the best authors. In four volumes.
London: Tabart and Co. at their original Juvenile Library, New Bond Street; and to be had of all booksellers. Price. 10s. 6d. half bound, 1809. Four volumes. [4],180; [4], 180; [4], 220; [4]; 191, [5 ad's] pages. Each volume is illustrated with five full-page engraved plates. Original quarter red roan gilt over marbled boards. 140 x 93 mm. First edition. Volume four has six plates, one plate being duplicated in error; spines are worn at heels, with loss to two volumes; there is also evidence of earlier repairs; ownership name of Mary Anne Warren in all volumes. Rare. Library hub list a set at Trinity College Dublin Library, and incomplete sets at the Victoria and Albert Museum only. Worldcat adds, UCLA, Princeton, and The Morgan Library, with an incomplete set at Yale. See Moon. It is believed that Mary Jane Godwin, William Godwin's second wife, Mary Jane, was the editor of this work. Selling at ten shillings and sixpence a set, this would have been a very expensive purchase in 1809 and may be a factor in its apparent rarity.
Bookseller: David Miles Books [United Kingdom]

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