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  • TALL COPIES IN WONDERFUL FULL MOROCCO BY C. LEWIS
    One Hundred Fables, Original and Selected. (Together with) Fables, Original and Selected. Second series. by NORTHCOTE, James
    NORTHCOTE, James
    One Hundred Fables, Original and Selected. (Together with) Fables, Original and Selected. Second series.

    London: Geo: Lawford, 1828 & 1833. 2 volume set, 10 inches tall. A wonderful full morocco binding by C(harles) Lewis with raised bands, very fine tooling to the panels, dentelles and all edges gilt. Exceptionally tall copies with vignettes and decorated initials throughout. James Northcote, as well as being a celebrated Fabulist was a fine artist.

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  • SUPERB AND VERY UNUSUAL FULL 18TH CENTURY FULL MOROCCO
    The Fables, of Aesop. by AESOP
    AESOP
    The Fables, of Aesop.

    London: John Stockdale, 1793. 2 volume set, 10 inches tall. A remarkable binding in full 18th century straight grain morocco with four very substantial raised bands, splendidly gilt tooled and wide gilt pallets to the head and tail. The boards have gilt panels within gilt fillets and blind rolls and corner tools. Gilt dentelles and silk doublures and free endpapers. All edges gilt. Embellished with 2 engraved title pages (trimmed with slight loss), and 108 only (of 110) engraved plates, plates number 73 and 74 having never been bound in. The engraved plates are all by Thomas Bewick. Some foxing and rubbing but still a superb set.

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  • FINE EDITION OF AESOPIC FABLES IN SUPERB FULL CALF
    Fabulae (Fables). by PHAEDRI (Gaius Julius Phaedrus)
    PHAEDRI (Gaius Julius Phaedrus)
    Fabulae (Fables).

    Paris: Joseph Barbou, 1754. Full calf, 6.25 inches tall. A superb early nineteenth century binding possibly by White, with gilt raised bands, delightful dense pomegranate gilt tooling to the panels, double gilt fillet framing the boards, dentelles and all edges gilt. From the Sotheby sale of 29th April 1852. Engraved frontispiece. Phaedrus was a 1st century A.D. Roman fabulist, now known to be the first writer to compile entire books of fables, retelling the tales of Aesop. A wonderful copy in the original Latin.

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  • DELIGHTFUL LITTLE ILLUSTRATED EDITION IN CHARMING HALF CALF
    Fables de Florian. by FLORIAN
    FLORIAN
    Fables de Florian.

    Paris: Renouard, 1812. Half calf, 5.25 inches tall. A delightful little volume with gilt bands on mottled calf with twin labels. Note the red corners. Embellished with engravings throughout. With the armorial bookplate of William Danby of Swinton Hall.

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  • LIMITED EDITION IN HANDSOME HALF CRUSHED MOROCCO
    The Most Delectable Nights of Straparola of Caravaggio. by STRAPAROLA, Giovanni Francesco
    STRAPAROLA, Giovanni Francesco
    The Most Delectable Nights of Straparola of Caravaggio.

    Paris: Carrington, 1906. 2 volume set, 9 inches tall. A handsome set with raised bands, delicate gilt tooled panels and top edges. Limited to one thousand copies and published in Paris due to its somewhat racy contents. Sometimes known as 'The Pleasant Nights' or 'The Facetious Nights', these 16th century fables and tales contain several of the first appearances of fairy stories still that are still familiar today.

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  • DELIGHTFUL LITTLE EDITION IN FULL 18TH CENTURY MOTTLED CALF
    Fables Choisies, mises en vers par M. de La Fontaine. by LA FONTAINE
    LA FONTAINE
    Fables Choisies, mises en vers par M. de La Fontaine.

    Londres, 1780. 2 volumes, 5 inches tall. Very pretty full 18th century mottled calf with gilt bands, simple floral gilt tooling and twin olive labels. All edges gilt. With the small ink inscription 'W. Danby 1806' (of Swinton Park). Engraved frontispiece.

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  • COLLECTION OF MEDIEVAL TALES ILLUSTRATED IN HALF MOROCCO
    Fabliaux or Tales, abridged from French manuscripts of the XIIth and XIIIth centuries. by LE GRAND d'Aussy, Pierre Jean-Baptiste.
    LE GRAND d'Aussy, Pierre Jean-Baptiste.
    Fabliaux or Tales, abridged from French manuscripts of the XIIth and XIIIth centuries.

    London: Bulmer, 1796. 2 volume bound in 1, 9.5 inches tall. A 20th century good quality binding with gilt raised bands, titles and centre tools. A fascinating collection of fables and tales collected from manuscript sources in the Bibliothèque Nationale when Le Grand held the position of conservator of manuscripts after the Revolution in 1795. Embellished with some charming engravings, several by Bewick.

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  • FINE TINY EDITION IN AN EXTRAORDINARY BINDING.
    Fables from Boccacio (Boccaccio) and Chaucer: by John Dryden. by BOCCACIO, CHAUCER, DRYDEN, John.
    BOCCACIO, CHAUCER, DRYDEN, John.
    Fables from Boccacio (Boccaccio) and Chaucer: by John Dryden.

    London: The Stanhope Press, 1813. Full red embossed leather. 5.25 inches tall. Black label and all edges gilt. The leather had been embossed with a heavy diagonal grain. 2 volumes bound in 1, complete. 2 finely engraved frontispieces.

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  • EXQUISITE FULL REGENCY STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
    Fables from Boccacio (Boccaccio) and Chaucer by DRYDEN, John.
    DRYDEN, John.
    Fables from Boccacio (Boccaccio) and Chaucer

    London: Suttaby, 1813. Full morocco, 2 volumes bound in 1, complete, 5.25 inches tall. From a larger set of "The Works of the British Poets", hence the volume number on the spine. In a beautiful Regency binding in full straight grain morocco with gilt raised bands, gilt centre tools and blind corner tools to the panels and all edges gilt. On both boards a Grecian lyre within a wreath is framed by elaborate blind tooling. Armorial bookplate. Engraved frontispieces to both volumes. An exquisite little volume.

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