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New Work of Animals (and Fables)

Author: Howitt, Samuel
Price: $490.00
Publisher Location: London
Publisher: Edward Orme
Year Published: 1818
Book Condition: Very Good
Binding: Full-Leather
Howitt (1765? to 1822) was a self-taught artist who had enjoyed a youth of English country sports. He drawing was influenced by Thomas Bewick, but he saw no reason to imitate Bewick's miniature, delicate woodcuts, instead doing large scale, bold animals. .Most copies of this book have 56 illustrations; this large paper edition has 99, lacking the frontispiece of a wolf and crane. Howitt derived his fables from Aesop and Gay, and adds uplifting lessons. Bound in a splendid, old morocco with gilt and blind stamped decorations on both covers, raised bands and more elaborate gilt on the spine, with a gilt title. Hinges are strong and tight. Some edgewear, mostly at the corners. Inside, a little soiling but no foxing or browning. This copy has the half title that is often missing, BUT lacks the title page.
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