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Gay, John, 1685–1732
Fables / by the late Mr. Gay. In two volumes.
London : Printed for C. Hitch and L. Hawes; J. and R. Tonson; J. Rivington; J. Rivington and J. Fletcher; J. Ward, W. Johnston; R. Horsfield; J. Richardson; P. Davey and B. Law, MDCCLVII [1757]
Physical Description:
2 v. in 1 ([18], 334 p., [1] leaf of plates) : ill. ; 21 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
PR3473 .F3 1757
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
In verse.
Engravings by Louis Gérard Scotin and Gerard Van der Gucht after; Hubert Gravelot, William Kent, and John Wootton.
Engraved frontispiece depicts the tomb of John Gay.
Engraved vignette on title page and at head of each fable.
"Fables. By the late mr. Gay. Volume the second" has divisional half t.p. on p. [175]. Pagination and register continuous.
English short title catalogue, T13838
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in gilt-tooled sprinkled calf, with marbled edges and marbled endpapers. Has armorial bookplate of Henry Streatfeild. Inscribed: Henry Streatfeild. Ms note by Paul Mellon reading " Inspiration for Stubbs painting of same subject in my collection. PM. Book from Basil Taylor October 1960" laid into volume.
Subject Terms:
Davey, P., -- Publisher.
Fables, English -- Early works to 1800.
Fletcher, J., -- Publisher.
Hawes, L., -- Publisher.
Hitch, C., -- Publisher.
Horsfield, R., -- Publisher.
Johnston, W., -- Publisher.
Law, B., -- Publisher.
Richardson, J., -- Publisher.
Rivington, J., -- Publisher.
Streatfeild, Henry -- Autograph.
Streatfeild, Henry -- Bookplate.
Tonson, J. -- Publisher.
Tonson, R. -- Publisher.
Ward, J., -- Publisher.
Wood engravings -- 1757.
Scotin, Louis Gérard, 1690-, engraver.
Van der Gucht, Gerard, 1696-1776, engraver.
Gravelot, Hubert François, 1699-1773, ill.
Kent, William, 1685-1748, ill.
Wootton, John, approximately 1682-1764, ill.

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