ONE HUNDRED FABLES, ORIGINAL AND SELECTED.
1829 · London
by NORTHCOTE, JAMES.
London: Geo. Lawford, Savile Passage, 1829. Rebacked with new paper spine label. Covers sunned, rubbed. Original yellow endpapers. Portrait frontispiece. Title-page in black and red letters, with vignette. This book of fables is embellished with 280 wood engravings. The illustrations were first devised by the author, then drawn by William Harvey, and finally engraved on wood by John Johnson, of the Apollo Press. Each of the 100 fables has an engraving at the head and foot, with an ornamental first letter of the fable. Index of the engravings is found at the end of the text. Occasional light foxing is noted, heaviest on the frontispiece. A pleasing example of an early 19th-century English illustrated book of fables. 272pp.. Second Edition. Salmon Cloth. Moderate General Cover Wear/No Jacket. Octavo. (Inventory #: 000651)