BEWICK, THOMAS, illustrator.
The Fables of Aesop and Others. Newcastle: for T. Bewick and Son, 1818.
Tall 8vo (242 x 144 mm). xxiv, 376 pp. Illustrated with hundreds of wood engravings by Thomas Bewick. Inserted "receipt" with facsimile thumbprint and signature bound before title-page. Old boards, rebacked and recornered with portions of original spine laid down. Few minor spots, crease to final leaf.
FIRST BEWICK EDITION (THE "THUMBPRINT EDITION"), LARGE-PAPER ISSUE. Thomas Bewick is "justly styled the restorer of wood engraving in England" (ODNB) and Aesop's Fables is his best-loved work. V&A 27.
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