DescriptionJohn Gay. Fables. London: J. Tonson et al, 1729-1738. Two volumes with numerous half and full-page engravings. From the collection of Zita Books.
John Gay. Fables. London: J. Tonson and J. Watts; J. and P. Knapton and T. Cox, 1729, 1738. Two octavo volumes. Third edition of volume one, first edition of volume two. Volume one contains 51 half-page copperplate engravings by William Kent and John Wooton. Second volume contains 17 full-page copperplate engravings by H. Gravelot. Contemporary full speckled calf with red morocco spine labels and gilt spine titles. Rebacked. Spine label of volume one peeling. Corners bumped, with some additional edgewear. Ex-libris, with bookplates on front pastedowns. Very good.
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