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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 ...
Fables by Mr. John Gay
(D. Appleton and Company, 1883)
This small book with bowed covers seems a standard presentation of Gay's sixty-six fables. The two unusual points about the book are Dobson's twenty-nine page memoir and the frontispiece portrait of Gay by Sir Godfrey Kneller.
(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 ...