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Fables by John Gay (London: John Stockdale, 1793), vol. 1
Fables by John Gay (London: John Stockdale, 1793), vol. 1
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1793
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Not on display
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Book With 52 Engravings (50 Illustrating Text, Allegorical Frontispiece, Engraved Title)
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Object: 246 x 157 x 40 mm (9 11/16 x 6 3/16 x 1 9/16 in.)
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Europe
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Provenance: Moore S. Achenbach. Booklabel of B. Balkwill, Plymouth, 1793 or a little later, on front pastedown in each vol. SUC on free front endpaper of each vol.: Charles and Susan Bragg / 9th mo [September] 12th 1847.
Remarks: “Life of John Gay” at end of vol. 2 (no author given).

Accession Number:
1963.30.38869.1-52
Acquisition Date:
1963-01-01
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Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts

Exhibition History:

CPLH, William Blake and His Followers, 4 Dec 1982 - 13 Feb 1983, plate 41.

50 fables in verse, each with illustration: animals, rural scenes, urban scenes, classical mythology
eagle, lion, boar, ram,fox, bull, dog, child in bassinet, peaceable kingdom,
elephant in library, peacock, cherubs, stag, monkeys,painter, donkeys, cats,
goat, shaving, beard, old woman, scold, sick man, angel, foxes, apparition,
owls, Proteus, raven, tightrope walker, horses, hunters, poet, death, hog,