One Hundred Fables, Original and Selected. James Northcote.
One Hundred Fables, Original and Selected
One Hundred Fables, Original and Selected

One Hundred Fables, Original and Selected.

London: Geo: Lawford, Saville Passage. Printed by J. Johnson [Apollo Printing Office], 1828.

First edition, large paper issue. Engraved frontispiece, 183 wood-engraved vignettes and 100 wood-engraved initials after Northcote and William Harvey. iii, [i], 272, [8, ads for Lawford] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary maroon morocco, covers stamped with gilt frame of floral and volute tools, smooth spine, titled in gilt and with repeating circular floral motif, a.e.g., with bookseller's ticket ("Lawford/ Bookseller & c./ Saville Passage") on flyleaf. Light rubbing to binding, else fine Ray, England 55. Item #301134

Harvey was “the longest lived and most important of Bewick's pupils” (Muir); he adapted Northcote's designs of the headpieces for engraving, but the tailpieces and initial letters were his own work, and the whole earned Bewick's generous praise.

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