Fables for the Female Sex

London, T. Davies and J. Dodsley, 1771 [fourth edition]/ 1744.

Octavo, viii, 173 pages with a title-page vignette plus 17 full-page engravings (after drawings by Francis Hayman).

Contemporary full calf slightly blemished and a little rubbed and bumped; front cover slightly buckled; spine a little cracked with slight loss at the head and near the foot; early ownership details; margins of the endpapers and the first and last few leaves a little discoloured by the leather; hand-drawn armorial bookplate inexpertly removed from the front pastedown (and then mounted upside down on the rear one!); rear flyleaf excised, with slight worming to the pastedown and the margin of the last two leaves; two plates (detached at one stage) slightly frayed and sunned along the top edge; overall a very good copy.

Item #69682

Price: $250.00

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