The Fables of Aesop and Others, with designs on wood by Thomas Bewick.
Newcastle. T. Bewick, 1823. Second edition.
8vo. xxiv, 376pp. Bound by J. & S. Pullen in contemporary gilt-tooled calf-calf, marbled boards, marbled edges. Extremities rubbed. Marbled endpapers, very occasional light spotting.
A limited edition of Bewick's final work to be published before his death in 1828, with the specially printed Bewick receipt tipped in after title page, with printed signatures of Thomas Bewick and his son and collaborator Robert Eliot Bewick, the buyer's name ('Derry'), the price (18/-), and the copy number (215 of the limited print run), inscribed in ink, Bewick's thumb-print mark engraved at base of page, and a vignette of a moonlit night overprinted in red with sprigs of seaweed.£ 325.00 Antiquates Ref: 24945