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Fables

Title

Fables
With a life of the author, and embellished with a plate to each fable.

Creator

Gay, John, 1685-1732

Description

One of two octavo editions with the same t.p. and virtually the same type-setting, page for page, except for the spacing between lines and the setting of leaf A2. In this, the smaller edition, the last line of text on A2 recto (p. [iii]), excluding footnote, ends "as he pro-" and the catchword is "bably"; in the larger octavo edition, the last line ends "is not known." and the catchword is "The". In this edition pages 138, 142 and 143 are misnumbered 140, 144 and 145 respectively and leaf Q3 is unsigned. In the other octavo edition pages 138, 142 and 143 are numbered correctly, but p. 242 is misnumbered 422 and leaf Q3 is signed. Leaf R4 is unsigned in both editions.
The illustrations are copies of the 1793 Stockdale edition, re-engraved in an oval form. Cf. Gumuchian, no. 2682.

Source

UW-Milwaukee Libraries Special Collections

Publisher

London : Printed by Darton & Harvey, for F. & C. Rivington, B & B. White, T. Longman, B. Law & Son ... [and 14 others]

Date

1793

Contributor

Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784

Rights

It is the responsibility of the researcher to seek permission from the copyright holder to reproduce for publication.

Format

[2], xvi, 256 p., [35] leaves of plates : ill.
22 cm. (8vo)

Language

English

Identifier

(SPL) PR3473 F3 1793a

Files

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Citation

Gay, John, 1685-1732, “Fables,” Digital Exhibits - UWM Libraries Special Collections, accessed December 11, 2017, http://liblamp.uwm.edu/omeka/SPC2/items/show/257.