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Fables By John Gay , 2 Volumes

Author: Gay, John
Price: $1400.00
Publisher Location: London
Publisher: John Stockdale
Year Published: 1793
Book Condition: Near Fine
Binding: Full-Leather
Edition: First Edition
A beautiful set in full tan calf, tall 8 vo (26.7 cm). Elaborate gilt in spine panels, burgundy title labels and black volume labels with bright gilt. Gilt roll on the outside of the boards, another gilt role on the edges of the boards, and a blind stamped dentille on the inside edge. Marbled endpapers. A fine, late 19th Century English binding. Top of vol 2 spine bumped and slightly chipped. A bit of browning on a few plates with occasional offsetting. Pages xi, 225; vii, 187. Very clean and tight inside, with no prior owner marks. Overall near fine. The long S in this copy denotes this as a first issue. First Stockdale edition, and the first with Wm. Blake plates.
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