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