1793 1ed Fables John Gay Illustrated William Blake ART English Literature Poems

GAY, John

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John Gay was an 18th-century English poet and opera composer best known for his masterpiece ‘The Beggar’s Opera’. While he is most remembered for his music, he did publish a collection of fables in verse. This 1793 Stockdale edition was the first edition of Gay’s ‘Fables’ and includes the famed ‘Gay Monument’ frontispiece along with dozens of other illustrations, twelve of which are of William Blake.

 

Notable provenance: William Hartmann Woodin, a famous 19th-century American entrepreneur, known for his impact on railroad car industry.

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1793 1ed Fables John Gay Illustrated William Blake ART English Literature Poems

 

John Gay was an 18th-century English poet and opera composer best known for his masterpiece ‘The Beggar’s Opera’. While he is most remembered for his music, he did publish a collection of fables in verse. This 1793 Stockdale edition was the first edition of Gay’s ‘Fables’ and includes the famed ‘Gay Monument’ frontispiece along with dozens of other illustrations, twelve of which are of William Blake.

 

Notable provenance: William Hartmann Woodin, a famous 19th-century American entrepreneur, known for his impact on railroad car industry.

 

Item number: #13643

Price: $950

 

GAY, John

 

Fables

 

London: Printed for John Stockdale, 1793. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 2 volumes
    • I – [2], iii-xi, [1], 225, [1]
      • 53 engraved plates
    • II – [2], iii-vii, [1], 187, [1]
      • 18 engraved plates
    • References: ESTC N 9619
    • Provenance: Bookplate – William Hartmann Woodin
      • William Hartman Woodin (1868 – 1934) was a U.S. industrialist. He served as the Secretary of Treasury under Franklin Roosevelt in 1933.
    • Language: English
    • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
    • Size: ~11in X 7.25in (28cm x 18.5cm)

 

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13643

Categories

Literature

Arts & Architecture

Authors

GAY, John

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete