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Fables by the Late Mr Gay
(Printed by C. Whittingham ... for G.G. and J. Robinson T. Cadell ... [and 14 others],, 1801)
A lovely little volume, with cameo-shaped illustrations of the fables. Are they Bewick's? Maybe it is only my taste, but I prefer the 1783 Buckland Strahan illustrations. This is my fifth edition of Gay's fables, and ...
(Frederick Warne and Co.Scribner Welford, and Co.,, 1866)
This is a larger--and presumably more original version--of a book by the same publisher, though through a different printer. I will guess at the same date that that other book announces on its title-page. In fact, this ...
Gay's Fables and Other Poems, Cotton's Visions in Verse, Moore's Fables for the Female Sex.
(J.F. Dove, 1826)
A lovely little book containing, apparently, all sixty-seven of Gay's fables and the sixteen of Moore's fables that I find in my own 1744/83? edition. A surprising find in a mess of books from a local estate. It was worth ...
Fables by John Gay
(Booker and Dolman; Whittaker and Co.; Simpkin and Co.; Tegg and Son; and C. Whittingham, 1838)
Can one get too many different editions of Gay's fables? I start to have that feeling. This edition will give some researcher a good time. The book is inscribed in 1857. Elements include a beginning T of C, listing all ...
The Fables of John Gay Illustrated
(George Routledge & Co., 1857)
This book seems to be a direct descendant of Bodemann #328.1, a first edition in 1856 by Frederick Warne. I presume that the first edition refers to both the publisher and the illustrations by Harvey and Dalziel. This ...
Instead of a publisher, one reads on the title-page "Sold by All London Booksellers"! I do believe that that is a first for me! Gay was illustrated by Thomas Bewick in 1779 and William Harvey in 1856. Bodemann lists no ...