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Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper

Wednesday 27th September 2017: 10:30am BST

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Lot 4

Aesop. The Fables..., Imperial paper edition [one of 500 copies], wood-engraved illustrations by Thomas Bewick, later green morocco, uncut, Newcastle, 1818.

 

Hammer Price: £400

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Aesop. The Fables..., first edition, Imperial Paper issue [one of 500 copies], Variant B with cut of 'Philosopher' and "candour and prudence" in last line on p.248, 'thumb-mark' receipt page with woodcut vignette over-printed with copper-engraved red seaweed spray, woodcut title-vignette and illustrations by or after Thomas Bewick throughout, occasional light marginal soiling, bookplates of Charles Hervey Hoare and Thomas Glenarthur, later dark green morocco, by Root and Co., uncut, small neat repairs to lower cover, [Roscoe 45a; Tattersfield TB 1.35], Imperial 8vo, Newcastle, 1818.

⁂ A good copy on the largest paper, rare in uncut state.

Full Lot Details

Aesop. The Fables..., first edition, Imperial Paper issue [one of 500 copies], Variant B with cut of 'Philosopher' and "candour and prudence" in last line on p.248, 'thumb-mark' receipt page with woodcut vignette over-printed with copper-engraved red seaweed spray, woodcut title-vignette and illustrations by or after Thomas Bewick throughout, occasional light marginal soiling, bookplates of Charles Hervey Hoare and Thomas Glenarthur, later dark green morocco, by Root and Co., uncut, small neat repairs to lower cover, [Roscoe 45a; Tattersfield TB 1.35], Imperial 8vo, Newcastle, 1818.

⁂ A good copy on the largest paper, rare in uncut state.