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Bronze mortar and pestle with repeating shell and urn design on side
Bronze mortar and pestle with repeating shell and urn design on side. 2 1/2" height and 4 1/8" diameter on mortar and 6 7/8" length on banded pestle. European circa 1775.
Select Fables of Esop and Other Fabulists. In Three Books. A New Edition
(Printed for J. Dodsley, 1773)
Compare this book with my 1761 first edition, done by Stockdale in Birmingham. See my comments there. This copy lacks the frontispiece and has experienced some repairs. It is rebound in vellum covered boards, slightly ...
Fables of Aesop and Others. Translated into English. With Instructive Applications and a Print before each Fable
(W. Strahan et al, 1778)
Bodemann #107.2 calls this edition a Leicht veraenderter Nachdruck of the 1722 first edition. She refers to the illustrations as Nachschnitte--is that certain? If so, the imitation is very precise. Close inspection may ...
Fables by the Late Mr Gay In One Volume Complete
(W. Strahan ... [etc.]W. Strahan, J. and F. Rivington, J. Buckland, L. Hawes, et al., 1772)
Bodemann #110.8. Bodemann identifies the new engraver as James Taylor. These seem to be imitations of earlier themes established for Gay's fables in the early editions, especially by Wootton and Kent. See my editions ...
Francisci-Josephi Desbillons Fabulae Aesopiae, Curis Posterioribus Omnes Fere Emendatae: Quibus Accesserunt Plus Quam CLXX Novae
(J. Barbou/Nabu ReprintsNabu Public Domain Reprints, 1778)
Here is a printed-on-demand copy of a book I happened to acquire at the same time in an original version. Welcome to the new world of publishing! This is a large-format paperback version of the sixth edition of Desbillons' ...
Fables Choisies Mises en Vers par J. de la Fontaine: Nouvelle Edition Gravée en taille-douce, Vol. VI
This is a curious set of six volumes, beautifully bound, replicating the Fessard edition of 1765-75, as the colophon near the end of the book points out. This sixth volume (Books 11 and 12) was published in 1775. I can ...
(Select Fables of Esop and Other Fabulists. In Three Books. A New Edition)
(J. Dodsley?, 1775)
This damaged book is very close to one I have listed with under 1773, with J. Dodsley as the publisher. That date is given on the title page there. The plates are similar but never exactly the same. In the Life of Aesop, ...
Fables for the Female Sex
(Printed for T. Davies and J. Dodsley,, 1771)
Bodemann lists this edition as the immediate successor (#122.2) of the first edition published by Francklin in 1744. This book, which I have listed under 1744, is Bodemann's #122.1. See my comments there and under the ...
Fables Nouvelles, Vol. II, Binder 1
((Nicolas-Augustin) DelalainChez Delalain, 1773)
This set of three items may be a first in this collection. It is not a book but a set of three binders containing together ninety-six cards measuring 6¾x4¼ with approximately 190 signed prints, almost all two prints to a ...
Fables Nouvelles, Vol. II, Binder 3
((Nicolas-Augustin) Delalain, 1773)
Here is the third of three binders containing together ninety-six cards measuring 6¾x4¼ with approximately 190 signed prints, almost all two prints to a card. The eBay seller writes that the three binders/volumes are from ...