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Lot 90: STOCKDALE, John (1750-1814, publisher).  The Fables of Aesop. With a Life of the Author: and Embellished with one Hundred & twelve Plates. London: John Stockdale, [probably 1793]. 2 volumes, 8vo. Engraved titles with vignettes and plates (titles trimmed with partial loss of imprint, including dates, some spotting). Later purple half calf with pebbled boards (rubbed). Provenance: William James (bookplate). [?]FIRST STOCKDALE EDITION. Bentley Blake 460 (note). Bentley cites a publisher's advertisement in another work which states that the Stockdale Aesop will contain plates by William Blake; however, none, in the present work are signed in the plate by him, so the matter remains one of speculation. With James Thomson's The Seasons (London, 1793). (3)

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November 30, 2016

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  • STOCKDALE, John (1750-1814, publisher).  The Fables of Aesop. With a Life of the Author: and Embellished with one Hundred & twelve Plates. London: John Stockdale, [probably 1793]. 2 volumes, 8vo. Engraved titles with vignettes and plates (titles trimmed with partial loss of imprint, including dates, some spotting). Later purple half calf with pebbled boards (rubbed). Provenance: William James (bookplate). [?]FIRST STOCKDALE EDITION. Bentley Blake 460 (note). Bentley cites a publisher's advertisement in another work which states that the Stockdale Aesop will contain plates by William Blake; however, none, in the present work are signed in the plate by him, so the matter remains one of speculation. With James Thomson's The Seasons (London, 1793). (3)
  • STOCKDALE, John (1750-1814, publisher).  The Fables of Aesop. With a Life of the Author: and Embellished with one Hundred & twelve Plates. London: John Stockdale, [probably 1793]. 2 volumes, 8vo. Engraved titles with vignettes and plates (titles trimmed with partial loss of imprint, including dates, some spotting). Later purple half calf with pebbled boards (rubbed). Provenance: William James (bookplate). [?]FIRST STOCKDALE EDITION. Bentley Blake 460 (note). Bentley cites a publisher's advertisement in another work which states that the Stockdale Aesop will contain plates by William Blake; however, none, in the present work are signed in the plate by him, so the matter remains one of speculation. With James Thomson's The Seasons (London, 1793). (3)
  • STOCKDALE, John (1750-1814, publisher).  The Fables of Aesop. With a Life of the Author: and Embellished with one Hundred & twelve Plates. London: John Stockdale, [probably 1793]. 2 volumes, 8vo. Engraved titles with vignettes and plates (titles trimmed with partial loss of imprint, including dates, some spotting). Later purple half calf with pebbled boards (rubbed). Provenance: William James (bookplate). [?]FIRST STOCKDALE EDITION. Bentley Blake 460 (note). Bentley cites a publisher's advertisement in another work which states that the Stockdale Aesop will contain plates by William Blake; however, none, in the present work are signed in the plate by him, so the matter remains one of speculation. With James Thomson's The Seasons (London, 1793). (3)
  • STOCKDALE, John (1750-1814, publisher).  The Fables of Aesop. With a Life of the Author: and Embellished with one Hundred & twelve Plates. London: John Stockdale, [probably 1793]. 2 volumes, 8vo. Engraved titles with vignettes and plates (titles trimmed with partial loss of imprint, including dates, some spotting). Later purple half calf with pebbled boards (rubbed). Provenance: William James (bookplate). [?]FIRST STOCKDALE EDITION. Bentley Blake 460 (note). Bentley cites a publisher's advertisement in another work which states that the Stockdale Aesop will contain plates by William Blake; however, none, in the present work are signed in the plate by him, so the matter remains one of speculation. With James Thomson's The Seasons (London, 1793). (3)
  • STOCKDALE, John (1750-1814, publisher).  The Fables of Aesop. With a Life of the Author: and Embellished with one Hundred & twelve Plates. London: John Stockdale, [probably 1793]. 2 volumes, 8vo. Engraved titles with vignettes and plates (titles trimmed with partial loss of imprint, including dates, some spotting). Later purple half calf with pebbled boards (rubbed). Provenance: William James (bookplate). [?]FIRST STOCKDALE EDITION. Bentley Blake 460 (note). Bentley cites a publisher's advertisement in another work which states that the Stockdale Aesop will contain plates by William Blake; however, none, in the present work are signed in the plate by him, so the matter remains one of speculation. With James Thomson's The Seasons (London, 1793). (3)
  • STOCKDALE, John (1750-1814, publisher).  The Fables of Aesop. With a Life of the Author: and Embellished with one Hundred & twelve Plates. London: John Stockdale, [probably 1793]. 2 volumes, 8vo. Engraved titles with vignettes and plates (titles trimmed with partial loss of imprint, including dates, some spotting). Later purple half calf with pebbled boards (rubbed). Provenance: William James (bookplate). [?]FIRST STOCKDALE EDITION. Bentley Blake 460 (note). Bentley cites a publisher's advertisement in another work which states that the Stockdale Aesop will contain plates by William Blake; however, none, in the present work are signed in the plate by him, so the matter remains one of speculation. With James Thomson's The Seasons (London, 1793). (3)
  • STOCKDALE, John (1750-1814, publisher).  The Fables of Aesop. With a Life of the Author: and Embellished with one Hundred & twelve Plates. London: John Stockdale, [probably 1793]. 2 volumes, 8vo. Engraved titles with vignettes and plates (titles trimmed with partial loss of imprint, including dates, some spotting). Later purple half calf with pebbled boards (rubbed). Provenance: William James (bookplate). [?]FIRST STOCKDALE EDITION. Bentley Blake 460 (note). Bentley cites a publisher's advertisement in another work which states that the Stockdale Aesop will contain plates by William Blake; however, none, in the present work are signed in the plate by him, so the matter remains one of speculation. With James Thomson's The Seasons (London, 1793). (3)
   
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Description: STOCKDALE, John (1750-1814, publisher).  The Fables of Aesop. With a Life of the Author: and Embellished with one Hundred & twelve Plates. London: John Stockdale, [probably 1793]. 2 volumes, 8vo. Engraved titles with vignettes and plates (titles trimmed with partial loss of imprint, including dates, some spotting). Later purple half calf with pebbled boards (rubbed). Provenance: William James (bookplate). [?]FIRST STOCKDALE EDITION. Bentley Blake 460 (note). Bentley cites a publisher's advertisement in another work which states that the Stockdale Aesop will contain plates by William Blake; however, none, in the present work are signed in the plate by him, so the matter remains one of speculation. With James Thomson's The Seasons (London, 1793). (3)

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