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Title(s):

Fables in action : by means of moveable pictures, and dissected and coloured figures, with explanatory text.

Published/Created:
London : Published by R. Ackermann, at the Repository of Arts, 101, Strand; And may be had of all stationers, book and print-sellers in town and country. L Harrison, Printer, 373, Strand, 1820.
Physical Description:
[2], 18 p. : ill. ; 10 x 16 cm. + (1 col. ill. envelope and 24 col. ill. cut out figures.)
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
GV1199 .F28 1820
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Classification:
Books
Notes:
12 fables in verse by Aubert, La Fontaine, Barbe, Grozelier, Nivernais, Richer, Florian, and Vitalis.
First advertised in Ackermann's Repository of arts, March, 1820.
Gumuchian, 2453
BAC: British Art Copy has both the printed text and 24 figures. The 24 figures are in a printed envelope, the front of which is a model stage; the whole within a case with printed title label. The text is bound in the original pink paper wrappers.
Cottage of content, or, Toys, games, and amusements of nineteenth century England, 68
Fairman, Elisabeth R. Pleasures and pastimes, 100
Selected exhibitions: “The Cottage of Content : or, Toys, Games, and Amusements of Nineteenth Century England" (Yale Center for British Art, November 2 - December 31, 1977).
Subject Terms:
Ackermann, R. -- Publisher
Amusements -- Great Britain -- 19th century.
Engraving, Colored -- Specimens -- 1820.
Fables.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Harrison, L. -- Printer
Toy and movable books -- Specimens.
Form/Genre:
Metamorphic pictures.
Recreations -- Great Britain.
Aquatints -- Hand-colored -- 1820.
Contributors:
Aubert, Jean-Louis, 1731-1814.
Barbe.
Grozelier, Nicolas, 1692-1778.
Florian, 1755-1794.
La Fontaine, Jean de, 1621-1695.
Ordericus Vitalis, 1075-1143?
Nivernais, Louis Jules Barbon Mancini-Mazarini, duc de, 1716-1798.
Richer, Henri, 1685-1748.
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