The Fables of Aesop, and Others, with Designs on Wood, by Thomas Bewick
. Printed by E. Walter for T. Bewick and Son , Printed by E.Walkerfor T. Bewick and son. Sold by them, Longman and Co. London, . Newcastle
PA3855.E5 B4 1823 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This is the highly prized second edition of the 1818 Fables of Aesop. Bodemann 236.2. As Metzner there points out, we now have on xvi at the end of the Introduction, not the earlier Druckfehlerteufel but rather an old man seated with little children before a memorial with names of poets. If there was either numbering of a limited edition or a bill of sale with Bewick's fingerprint, I find no evidence of them here. This copy's wood engravings are regularly brighter than those in my first edition copy. Another treasure!