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Bewick’s Select Fables of Aesop and Others (London: Bickers & Son, 1886)
Bewick’s Select Fables of Aesop and Others (London: Bickers & Son, 1886)
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1784
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Not on display
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Book With Wood Engravings, Electrotypes, Engraving
Dimensions:
22.6 x 15.3 x 3.6 cm (object)
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Europe
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Provenance: Moore S. Achenbach
Remarks: From the prefaces with bibliography of Bewick, by Edwin Pearson: the present edition was first issued in 1871, and again in 1878 with a revised preface, based on the 1784 Newcastle-upon-Tyne edition of the Fables, in which the engraving was considered superior.
Also contains a Life of Aesop and an Essay on Fable by Oliver Goldsmith.

Accession Number:
1963.30.38659.1-?
Acquisition Date:
1963-04-09
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Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts

Approximately 150 vignettes (1 for each fable), ornamental tail-pieces, showing animals, rural scenes, hunters; portrait of Bewick