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Fables of Aesop and Others. Newly done into English with an Application to each Fable.
Aesop (with instructive applications by Samuel Croxall)

Fables of Aesop and Others. Newly done into English with an Application to each Fable.
Fables of Aesop and Others. Newly done into English with an Application to each Fable.


Good. Contemporaneous full tree calf, rebacked and with later endpapers. General wear and ageing to be expected of covers. Toned and slightly foxed and with a touch of damp-staining to blank fore-edge of some leaves. Small corner of one leaf is missing, losing a few words with it on one side only. Unpaginated prelims and 344pp.

Detailed Information

Item No: B28245
Publication date: 1722
Published by: J. Tonson and J. Watts.
Published location: London.
Edition: 1st Edition, First printing. First printing of Croxall's translation and only the second illustrated version ever printed.
Illustrated: Contains engraved frontispiece by G Van der Gucht and an illustration for each fable - engravings on soft metal attributed to Elisha Kirkall and based mainly on the first illustrated La Fontaine of 1668 by Chauveau, which was itself to a great extent dependent on Barlow's and even Geer- aerts' earlier illustrations.
Dimensions: 12mo. 7 3/4".
Cover: Hard
About this title:

Told in an easy colloquial style and aimed at children, each fable is accompanied by illustrations which were soon to find their way onto household crockery and tiles. Several more editions were published in Croxall' lifetime and the book was continuously in print until well into the second half of the 19th century.