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1793 Fables by John Gay : 12 William Blake Plates : 2 Volumes

1793 Fables by John Gay : 12 William Blake Plates : 2 Volumes

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Fables : With a Life of the Author

By John Gay : With 12 etchings by William Blake

London: Printed for John Stockdale, Date: 1793. First Stockdale edition and first with the Blake plates. Full leather bindings (rebacked), tall 8vo. With 2 engraved title-pages with vignette, "Gay Monument" frontispiece and 68 illustrations (including 12 etchings by William Blake). [ii], xii, 225, vii, 188 pp. 2 vols. 8vo.

A good complete set. The leather volumes have been professionally rebacked at some point in the past and are in good condition. Original marble endpapers good. Bookplate of John Arden dated 1811 to both volumes. All contents present including all engravings. Some age-toning to the engraved title pages. Text pages clean throughout. All engravings present and in good condition with a few with spotting to the margins. Overalla a very good complete set. See images.

(Loc: Old Bindings shelf)

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