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Creator:
Dryden, John, 1631-1700.
Title:
The fables of John Dryden : ornamented with engravings from the pencil of the Right Hon. Lady Diana Beauclerc.
Published/Created:
London : Printed by T. Bensley, for J. Edwards, no. 77, and E. Harding, no. 98, Pall Mall, 1797.
Physical Description:
[4], xviii, 241, [1] p. : ill. ; 38 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
PT1829.L4 E57 1809+ Copy 3 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2009 57 Copy 1
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2009 57 Copy 2
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Engravings by Francesco Bartolozzi, Thomas Cheesman, Ignatius Joseph van den Berghe, and William Nelson Gardiner; after Lady Diana Beauclerc.
Grässe, II, 438
Brunet, II, 845
ESTC (RLIN), T128162
Abbey, J.R. Life, 240
BAC: British Art Center has three copies. Copy 1 is the Abbey copy. Large paper copy. The plates are partially printed in color (a la poupée); this may be the unique copy printed in color. Bound in gilt-tooled crimson morocco, with gilt edges and brown watered silk endpapers. Armorial bookplate: Hermann Marx. Initials stamped in gilt on verso pastedowns: MCB. Copy 2 has uncolored plates. Bound in gilt-tooled calf. Copy 3 has uncolored illustrations. Bound with: Leonora. Second edition. London, 1809. Bound in gilt-tooled morocco binding.
Contents:
Preface -- Palamon and Arcite, or, The Knight's tale [from Chaucer] -- Sigismonda and Guiscardo, from Boccace -- The cock and the fox, or, The tale of the Nun's Priest, from Chaucer -- Theodore and Honoria, from Boccace -- The flower and the leaf, or, The lady in the arbour -- The Wife of Bath's tale [from Chaucer] -- Cymon and Iphigenia, from Boccace.
Subject Terms:
Bensley, T. -- Printer.
Edwards, J. -- Publisher.
Engraving -- Specimens -- 1797.
Engraving, Colored -- Specimens -- 1797.
Harding, E. -- Publisher.
Marx, Hermann -- Bookplate.
MCB -- Provenance.
Stipple engraving -- Specimens -- 1797.
Stipple engraving, Colored -- Specimens -- 1797.
Form/Genre:
Aquatints -- 1797
A la poupée prints -- England -- London -- 1797.
Armorial Bookplates (Provenance)
Contributors:
Chaucer, Geoffrey, -1400.
Boccaccio, Giovanni, 1313-1375.
Beauclerk, Diana, Lady, 1734-1808, ill.
Bartolozzi, Francesco, 1727-1815, engraver.
Berghe, Ignatius Joseph van den, 1752-1824, engraver.
Cheesman, Thomas, 1760-, engraver.
Gardiner, W. N. (William Nelson), 1766-1814, engraver.
Bensley, Thomas, approximately 1760-1835, printer.
Harding, E. (Edward), 1755-1840, publisher.
Edwards, James, 1756-1816, publisher.
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