Fables by … with a life of the author [by Samuel Johnson] ; and embellished with a plate to each fable.

London: Printed by Darton and Harvey, for F. & C. Rivington, B & B. White, T. Longman, B. Law & Son [and 1 others], 1793.

Price: $400.00

About the item

Frontispiece, engraved title-page with vignette, and 67 illustrations [includign 12 after designs by William Blake] on 34 leaves. 1 vols. 19th-century full tree calf, gilt spine with red leather label. Upper joint barely starting, otherwise a lovely copy.

Item #252432

The illustrations are copies of the 1793 Stockdale edition, re-engraved in an oval form. Cf. Gumuchian, no. 2682. The "Life of John Gay, p [iii]-xiv, is from Johnson's Lives of the English poets.