Fables by the Late Mr Gay
. Printed by C. Whittingham ... for G.G. and J. Robinson T. Cadell ... [and 14 others], . London
PR3473.F3 1801 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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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 all five are strong visually. Do not be fooled by the frontispiece mask: it appears in the 1727 (original) and 1783 editions as well. A fine, well-aged book.