|Title||Fables by John Gay, with a life of the author and embellished with seventy plates |
|Detail Depicted||Illustrations--Intaglio-Engravings--Copper (Vol. 1 double page spread including p. 147 recto) |
|Uniform Title||Fables. Complete edition |
|Creator/Author||John Gay [Gay, John, 1685-1732] |
|Publisher||Printed for John Stockdale, Piccadilly [Stockdale, John, 1749?-1814] |
|Place of Publication||London [England--London] |
|Date of Publication||1793 |
|Subjects (LCSH)||Fables, English.|
Bibliography--Early printed books--18th century.
|Bibliographic Elements||2 v. : plates. ; 27 cm. |
|Printing Method||Letterpress on handmade wove paper |
|Image Production Process||Intaglio--Engravings--Copper|
|Illustrator||William Blake [Blake, William, 1757-1827]|
|Binding||Rebound in the 20th century in three-quarters leather, one-quarter bookcloth, sewn on 5 cords.|
Covers with simple tooled gilt lines.
Spine tooled with floral decoration in gilt. Title and author in gilt, tooled with handle letters.
All edges trimmed. Top edge is gilt.
|General Notes||Signatures: Vol. 1: --26.2 x 16.5 cm.: A[superscript 6] B-P[superscript 8] Q1 [$2 signed]; 119 leaves, pp. [i-ii] iii-xi [xii], 1-225 . Vol. 2: 26.2 x 16.5 cm.: a[superscript 4] B-K[superscript 8] L[superscript 6] M-N[superscript 8] [$2 (-a2) signed]; 98 leaves, pp. [i-ii] iii-vii [viii] 1-174.|
Engraved title pages for each vol.
Twelve of the plates are by William Blake. They are located in vol. 1 between leaves A6-B1, pp. -29, 58-59, 72-73, 98-99, 108-109, 124-125, 132-133, -181 and in vol. 2 between leaves a4-B1, pp. -105, and 144-145.
|Digital Collection||Historical Book Arts Collection |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division. |
|Repository Collection||Special Collections |
|Call Number||SpecColl Authors 821 G24f v. 1, v.2 |
|Digital Reproduction Information||scanned in RGB color using an Olympus C-2000 Zoom digital camera and saved in.jpg format and resized to 768x600 ppi. 2003 |
|Content||Includes dedication to His Highness William Duke of Cumberland.|
List of subscribers and publisher's advertisement of Aesop's Fables, dated Piccadilly, Feb. 2, 1793. pp. 177- of vol. 2.
His Fables seem to have been a favorite work, for, having published one volume, he left another that was printed after his death.
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