THE FABLES OF AESOP, and others, with designs on wood by Thomas Bewick.
Newcastle: Printed by F. Walker, for T. Bewick and Son, sold by them, Longman and Co. London, and all booksellers, 1818. xxiv, 376 pages. Illustrated with a 188 wood-engravings illustrating the fables, and 136 tail-pieces. Bound in half calf gilt over marbled paper-covered boards, recently finely re-backed. First edition, one of 1000 copies on demy size paper, With the so-called 'Thumb-Mark' receipt of a printed Bewick thumb-mark and the facsimiles of signatures and seaweed stamped on it which were run off the press separately designed originally for subscribers. This is one of the 1000 copies on demy size paper which it is claimed were the first to be issued and are identifiable by the devil tailpiece at the end of the introduction. Newspaper cuttings from. The early twentieth century, concerning Bewick, glued to front and rear end-papers; else a very nice clean copy. Hugo, Bewick Collector, 408; Tattersfield: Descriptive Catalogue of Illustrative Works, II, p.66-69.