One Hundred Fables.

London, J. Johnson for Geo. Lawford, 1828.


Royal 8vo. Pp. (iii) 272. Large paper copy in publisher’s light brown boards with black title piece, expertly restored spine, a fine copy.

FIRST EDITION. With 280 wooden engraved vignettes in the text designed by James Northcote, and engraved by a team of the most competent wooden engravers of those days, including John Jackson, the most famous of Thomas Bewick’s pupils. One of the principal works in the history of English book illustration.

Chatto & Jackson p 731. Lowndes 1704. Brunet IV 103 et al.