Lot 3 of 302:
The Fables of Aesop, with a Life of the Author  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$660
Estimate:
$500 - $800

Title:
The Fables of Aesop, with a Life of the Author

Author:
Aesop

Place:
London

Publisher:
John Stockdale

Date:
1793

Description:

2 volumes. [2], lxv, [1], 189; xi, 248 pp. Two engraved titles plus 110 plates. (Large 8vo) (10x6¼"), rebacked mottled calf retaining original spine panels, marbled endpapers.  Printed by T. Bensley. First Stockdale Edition.

The plates are by thirty different engravers: Landseer, J. Chapman, Bell, Eastgate, Bromley, Skelton, Audinet, Martin, Barrett, and others.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Spines rubbed with loss to morocco spine labels, gilt fading and flaked; leaves lightly toned, light foxing and stains, offsetting from plates; very good.


 
Item number:
304772
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