Fables by Walter Brown. With Cuts by Thomas Bewick.

London: Published by S. Grosvenor, 324, Upper Street, Islington, MDCCCLXXXIV [1884]. Small 4to, (12), (1)-68, (6) pp. Original half cloth and blue paper wrapped boards, edges uncut, considerable wear to boards and backstrip, endpapers toned, occasional foxing throughout, but pages generally bright and with good impressions of the woodcuts. Illustrated with vignette woodblocks originally used for the Sportsman’s Cabinet of 1803, acquired by Walter Brown. Though Tattersfield refers to the work as “dispiriting” (perhaps sated on other fruit as he prepared his exhaustive three-volume bibliography) the book is nonetheless an interesting example of a late nineteenth century fable book intended to illustrate natural history as much as to convey moral lessons, indeed to the extent the morals are omitted entirely. An uncommon Bewick title in institutions and in the trade. (Tattersfield TB 2.609) (Item Id: 107111)

$475.00
Buy Now

All items are guaranteed as described but may be returned for any reason for resale for a full refund within 10 days of receipt only if packed, shipped, and insured as received. Payment in US dollars drawn on a US bank, including state and local taxes as applicable, is expected upon receipt unless otherwise agreed. Institutions may receive deferred billing and duplicates will be considered for credit. References or advance payment may be requested of anyone ordering for the first time. All sold items remain the property of John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller until paid for in full. Postage is extra and will be via UPS or USPS unless otherwise requested.

PayPal is the prefered payment method but Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are also gladly accepted: if paying by credit card please be sure to read and understand the descriptions of the books you are ordering, as substantial charges can be assessed on returns for which the buyer is responsible. Please also note that under standard terms of business, title does not pass to the purchaser until the purchase price has been paid in full.

ILAB dealers only may deduct their reciprocal discount, provided the account is paid in full within 30 days; thereafter the price is net.