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dc.contributor.authorFénelon, François de Salignac de La Mothe-en_US
dc.contributor.authorLessing, Gotthold Ephraimen_US
dc.contributor.authorRichardson, J. (translator)en_US
dc.identifier.other5802 (Access ID)en_US
dc.description.abstractHere is an old book about 4 x 6¼. Luckily, the first page of text presents the book's title, since, as we will see shortly, the book lacks its first thirteen pages. The book seems to be inscribed on the inside of the front cover in Chesterfield in 1759 (or 1789?). The best record I can find for a book like this is at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. According to them, the book was published in 1773 by C. Etherington in York, and was translated by J. Richardson. This book, if it is indeed a copy of that book, is missing the thirteen pre-pages, including the title-page; pages 3-6; and the final pages, namely 161-8. This book breaks off after 160, in the midst of Fable #25 of Book III. ABE lists a volume of the same title and year, but includes a second publisher and place: John Bell and London. There are no illustrations. There are here three books of thirty, thirty, and (truncated) less than twenty-five fables, respectively. If it is of any help in dating it, this book uses the old form of the letter s, which died out about 1800. I have read the third through the seventh fables in the first book and found them faithful translations of Lessing. Unless there were subsequent editions of which I have not yet heard, this may be a great and valuable little treasure.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityJ. Richardson?en_US
dc.publisherPrinted by and for C. Etheringtonen_US
dc.publisherSold by John Osbornen_US
dc.subject.lccPT2403.A53 R5 1773en_US
dc.titleFables from the German of Mr Lessingen_US
dc.typeBook, Whole
dc.description.noteLanguage note: Englishen_US
dc.acquired.locationLaura and Dean Conway, Boothby, Graffoe, UK, through eBayen_US
dc.cost.otherCost: £9.27en_US
dc.cost.usCost: $16.21en_US
dc.description.bindingThis is a hardbound book (hard cover)en_US
dc.description.note2Original language: freen_US
dc.description.note2Original language: geren_US

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