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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 ...
Fables Choisies Mis en Vers par Monsieur de La Fontaine
(J. Samuel Cailler, 1772)
I consider this one of the best finds of an unusually successful trip to Europe. I had finished at Picard and stopped next door at a shop supposedly dealing rather in technical books. The shopkeeper found this one book ...
C.F. Gellert's Fabelen en Vertelsels, in Nederduitsche Vaerzen Gevolgd. Eerste Deel
(Pieter Meijer, 1772)
Gellert published his German fables in 1746 and 1748. Here we have a lovely edition in Dutch within a generation of that date. This volume contains fifty-four fables, the exact number in Gellert's first volume, published ...