Newcastle: Printed by E. Walker for T. Bewick and Son, 1818.
First edition, 500 copies printed in this format. Imperial 8vo (25.5 cm). xxiv,376p. Illustrated from the wood engravings of Thomas Bewick: 188 fables with 188 headpieces and 136 other vignettes. Bound in period tan calf, a.e.g., the spine with gilt titles and panel ornaments in gilt and darker brown, the covers with frames in gilt and blind. Hinges with minor surface cracks, covers with light wear and fade. Contents very clean - quite a nice wide-margained copy, the woodcuts sharp. Item #20338
Roscoe 45a; Tattersfield TB 1.35.