Early Folio Edition of DrydenJohn Dryden. The Fables of John Dryden. London: T. Bensley, 1797.
First edition, thus. Folio. xviii, 241 pages. Complete with nine full page plates with tissue guards and fifteen large vignettes drawn by Lady Diana Beauclerc and engraved by Bartolozzi and others.
Early brown full calf over boards. Gilt fillets and blindstamp borders to boards. Raised bands. Gilt embellishments to compartments and gilt lettering. Gilt tooling to turn-ins. Marbled edges. Marbled endpapers. Bookplates on front pastedown of Westport House, and later, W. R. H. Jeudwine. Light foxing. Minor shelf-wear. Overall, an excellent copy in very good condition.
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