FABLES. AESOP. STOCKDALE EDITION. ~ The Fables of Aesop with a Life of the Author.
Two volumes. 112 engraved plates with protective tissue by Thomas Stothard, J. Landseer, Hunt, Medland, Lovegrove, Skelton, Powell, Eastgate, W. Grainger, Clarke, L. Chapman, A. Smith, J. Saunders, Audinet et al. Pp. lxi, publisher’s ad. leaf, 198; xii, 248. Large 8vo., original cloth backed marbled paper covered board with printed paper spine labels. Some rubbing, light browning to end of volume II, and a bit shaken.
An excellent untrimmed copy pretty well preserved in the original binding of Stockdale’s well printed and deliciously illustrated Aesop. This is a true first of the great 1793 Stockdale edition with the advertisement leaf for Stockdale’s Gay’s Fables and the misprinted p.891 for p.198 of the first vol. The text is by Samuel Croxall. Booklabels of Carleton Richmond.