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    James Northcote. One Hundred Fables, Original and Selected, by James Northcote, R.A. &c. &c. Embellished with Two Hundred and Eighty Engravings on Wood. London: Geo: Lawford, Saville Passage, 1828. Krown & Spellman retail: $200. First edition. 4to. A-2M4, [4]. [4], iv, 272, [8]. Full modern crimson cloth, a bit faded and worn. Green pebblegrain leather label on spine with title in gilt lettering, some wear to head and tail. Side edges untrimmed. Bookplate on front pastedown. Light browning and foxing, with occasional dampstain. Titlepage in both red and black inks. Clean tears on Q3 and 2I1. 100 woodcut text illustrations, plus engraved frontispiece potrait of Northcote, and numerous engraved tailpieces. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

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    Northcote (1746-1831) English painter. "Northcote also sought fame as an author, and his first essays were contributions to the Artist, edited by Prince Hoare. In 1813 he embodied his recollections of his old master in a Life of Reynolds. His Fables--the first series published in 1828, the second posthumously in 1833--were illustrated with woodcuts by Harvey from Northcote's own designs." [wkpd]

    There was a second volume added later. Large paper copy (noted in Lowndes). Lowndes III, 1704.

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