SELECT TALES AND FABLES with Prudential Maxims and other Little Lessons of Morality in Prose and Verse Equally Instructive & Entertaining for the use of Both Sexes wherein Their Foibles as well as Beauties are presented to their View in the fairest & most inoffensive point of Light. The Whole embellish’d with Threescore Original Designs, expressive of each Subject, neatly engrav’d on Copper Plates, and publish’d according to Act of Parliament. By B. Cole, Engraver...
London: T. Osborn... And J. Nourse, 1746. Two volumes bound as one. Emblematical frontispiece; Main title; Volume title. [viii], 80pp. With 30 engravings on 15 pages, extra to pagination. Volume II: Volume Title; iv, 80pp. With 30 engravings on 15 pages, extra to pagination. Contemporary sheep re-backed. 12mo. First edition. There is some minor repaired damage to two leaves of text, and a leaf with a small piece missing from the blank margin; there are a few blank corners lost, and some spotting and staining throughout. Else a very good copy of a very rare and early children’s book. Volume one contains six alphabets. ESTC records a copy of 1752 with the second volume dated 1746. Oppenheimer 2292 a later edition.
Book ID: 11845
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