Select fables of Esop and other fabulists : in three books.

Accession number: 
PML 60342
Uniform title: 
Aesop's fables. English. Selections.
Birmingham : Printed by John Baskerville, for R. and J. Dodsley in Pall mall, 1761.
Gift of Julia P. Wightman, 1970.
[2], iii, [1], lxxviii, 204, [28] p., [12] leaves of drawings, [16] leaves of plates : ill. (engravings, drawings) ; 19 cm (8vo)

Collected, partly translated, and partly written by R. Dodsley.
Includes R. Dodsley An essay on fable, and The life of Esop collected from ancient writers by Mons. De Meziriac.
The morals are given in the index, which is by Shenstone.
Interleaved with twelve original drawings and several proofs of plates.
The vignettes are engraved by Ch. Grignion after S. Wale.
Numerous errors in paging, including the repetition of p. vii, and the omission of p. 176 in numbering.
Signatures: a⁶ chi1 b⁸ f⁴ B-P⁸ Q⁴.
At foot of t.p.: Price bound Five Shillings.
HIGH RESERVE; for bindings study only.

Red morocco, gilt, by Charles Lewis, with his ticket; in PML case.
Julia P. Wightman.