Lot 64 of 302:
John Dryden, Fables Ancient and Modern, 1700  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$900
Estimate:
$500 - $800

Title:
Fables Ancient and Modern; Translated into Verse, From Homer, Ovid, Boccace, & Chaucer: With Original Poems

Author:
Dryden, John

Place:
London

Publisher:
Jacob Tonson

Date:
1700

Description:

[42], 564, [2], 567-646, 565-(566) pp. (Folio) 32.6x14x9 cm, period calf cambridge binding, tooled and lettered in gilt on spine, raised bands. First Edition.

Near 12,000 verses translated or paraphrased from various sources including Homer, Ovid, Chaucer, etc. Contents leaf (pages 565-66) bound at rear.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Chips at spine ends, gilt flaking on spine, rubbing with some abrasions to calf, corners bumped; leaves somewhat toned, occasional dampstains and spots; overall very good.


 
Item number:
304773
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