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The Fables of Mr. John Gay, Complete in Two Parts
(Wilson Spence, and Mawman,, 1797)
Here is a curious book. Bodemann lists a first Bewick illustration of Gay published by Rivington et al in London in 1779 and reproduced in 1792 (#166.1). The catalogue goes on to describe a second Bewick illustration of ...
Fables by the Late Mr. Gay in One Volume Complete
(J.F. & C. Rivington, B. & B. White et al, 1792)
I have been surprised as I research this book to find out that it is Bodemann's earliest copy of Thomas Bewick's work on Gay's fables, originally published in 1779. There is no doubt in my mind that this book is a ...