- Category = Fables
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.More details Price: £1,450.00
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.More details Price: £750.00
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.More details Price: £480.00
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.More details Price: £350.00
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.More details Price: £350.00
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.More details Price: £300.00
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.More details Price: £300.00
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.More details Price: £150.00
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.More details Price: £120.00