Lot 1: AESOP: The Fables of Aesop (1793, with 112 engraved plates)

Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers

August 28, 2016
Adelaide, Australia

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AESOPThe Fables of Aesop, with a Life of the Author; and embellished with One Hundred & Twelve Plates.

London, Printed for John Stockdale, Piccadilly, 4 June 1793. Super royal octavo (265 x 170 mm), two volumes, [ii] (engraved title leaf, verso blank), lxvi, 189 and [ii] (engraved title leaf, verso blank), xii, 248 pages plus 110 engraved plates (each prefacing one of the 110 fables). The plates are engraved from original artwork by Stothard, Landseer, Hunt, Medland, Lovegrove, Skelton, Powell, Eastgate, Grainger, Clarke, Chapman, and others. Finely bound by Riviere in later full morocco stamped in gilt and with central oval inlays of green morocco; spine gilt in compartments (retained largely intact when the book was skilfully rebacked), with small circular green morocco onlays (one missing); inner gilt dentelles; all edges gilt; extremities a little bumped and slightly worn; spines slightly dulled; some offsetting and foxing throughout (mostly to the first volume); a very good set in handsome bindings.

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With the armorial bookplate in each volume of musicologist, author and sometime Assistant Keeper of Printed Books at the British Museum, William Charles Smith (1881-1972). [2 items].
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