Fables…In Two Parts. Illustrated with Notes. By William Coxe. Fourth Edition.

London: Printed for Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe, 1810. Copper-engraved frontispiece and numerous charming woodcuts in text. Frontispiece with some light dampstains in blank margins, nineteenth-century ownership signature on a preliminary blank. Overall a very good copy of an uncommon edition. Modern half calf, gilt, with black morocco spine label. Twelvemo. [4], 248 pp, including one page of ads. Item #14112

The first edition of the William Coxe editing of Gay’s Fables appeared in 1796. Curiously, all of the Coxe editions are scarce, with OCLC listing one or two copies of the first four editions, and five copies of the fifth and last edition, which was published in 1814.

Price: $300.00

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