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FABLES . WITH A LIFE OF THE AUTHOR AND EMBELLISHED WITH SEVENTY PLATES
Printed for John Stockdale, London 1793 - Two volumes. xi,[1],225,[1]pp. plus plates; vii,[1],187,[1]pp. plus plates. Royal octavo. Full modern plum-brown crush levant, raised bands, gilt labels, a.e.g. Frontis, engraved title vignettes. Occasional light foxing and isolated finger smudges, but a very good, large set (256 x 155 mm), neatly bound. First Stockdale edition, first impression, on unwatermarked paper and with the long 's' throughout. This edition is notable for the inclusion of twelve engravings executed by William Blake, as well as engravings by Grainger, Mazell and others. "Mr. Blake" is also present in the substantial Subscribers list at the end of the second volume, which is followed by an advertisement for Barlow's AESOP. A concealed reprint on paper watermarked 1809 or 1810 utilizes the modern 's' throughout. BENTLEY & NURMI 371a. KEYNES 106. RAY 1. ESTC N9619.
      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature, ABAA]
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