Edward Moore & Henry Brooke. Fables For The Female Sex. London: R. Francklin, 1744. Krown & Spellman retail: $150. First London Edition. 8vo. A4,B-M8 [M8 blank]. [8],173,[1]p. Contemporary calf, covers loose, spine spilt in two (needs rebinding), bookplate of R.L. Gwatkin, signaure of Theophila Palmer, 1779. In a slipcase. Frontispiece & 14 (lacking plates for fables xiv & xvi) by F. Hayman, vignette on t.p. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

    More Information: Edward Moore, 1712-1757, fabulist and dramatist. His 'Fables for the Female Sex' (London, 1744, 8vo) have an excellent moral turn, but are somewhat deficient in the sprightliness which is especially demanded in that species of composition. The three last and best were contributed by Henry Brooke, 1703?-1783, author. ESTC t145050. Foxon M424.

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