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The Fables of Flora
London: T. Rickaby, for E. and S. Harding, 1794. First edition. Green straight-grained moroco, gilt lettering on spine, marbled endpapers. 73pp. 22 superb hand-colored wood engravings, 11 of which are fables and headpieces signed by Stothard and the publisher in the plate, and the remainder unsigned floral bouquets as tailpieces. Book comprises 11 fables mostly a tribute to flowers: "The Garden Rose and the Wild Rose," "The Sun-Flower and the Ivy," etc. Some wear to binding, else clean and tight. Expertly hand-colored and the engravings are of high quality.
      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
Last Found On: 2014-12-15           Check availability:      Biblio    

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