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Gay, John, 1685–1732
Fables / by John Gay ; with a life of the author, and embellished with seventy plates.
London : Printed for John Stockdale, 1793.
Physical Description:
2 v. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
PR3473 .F3 1793
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Engravings by Wilson, Brown, William Blake, Lovegrove, William Skelton, W. Grainger, Audinet, Cook, and P. Mazell.
There were two issues of this edition. The first can be identified by the use of the long 's', which was modernised in the second issue.
Title pages are engraved.
English short title catalogue, N9619
With a list of subscribers in v.2.
Advertisements on the verso of the last leaf of v.2.
BAC: British Art Center copy is first issue, with long s. Bound in gilt stamped red morocco, with gilt edges; bound by Lloyd.
Subject Terms:
Engraving -- Specimens -- 1793.
Fables, English.
Harris, Henry Otis -- Bookplate.
James, Angelina -- Donor.
James, Oliver -- Donor.
Lewis, W. S. (Wilmarth Sheldon), 1895-1979 -- Ms. notes.
Lewis, W. S. (Wilmarth Sheldon), 1895-1979 -- Ownership.
Stockdale, John -- Publisher.
Subscriber's lists.
Publishers' advertisements.
Stockdale, John, 1749?-1814, publisher.
Audinet, Philip, 1766-1837, engraver.
Blake, William, 1757-1827, engraver.
Brown, engraver.
Cook, engraver.
Grainger, W., engraver.
Lovegrove, engraver.
Maxell, Peter, engraver.
Skelton, William, 1763-1848, engraver.
Wilson, engraver.

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