The Fables of Aesop.
London: John Stockdale, Piccadilly, 1793. 2 volume set, 11 inches tall. A superb copy in Georgian half morocco. With gilt bands and very ornate gilt centre tooling, typical of the period. Embellished with 112 plates, including two engraved title pages. Very slight foxing to the title pages otherwise a pristine set of this great edition. With the bookplate of Stewart, Lord Londonderry. From the library of Charles William Vane (formerly Stewart), third Marquess of Londonderry. Vane served with distinction throughout the Peninsula War. His dashing and dandified portrait by Sir Thomas Lawrence is at the National Portrait Gallery. He amassed magnificent libraries in his various Country Houses.