ETHIC AMUSEMENTS. Revised by his son D. Bellamy, M. A.…

ETHIC AMUSEMENTS. Revised by his son D. Bellamy, M. A. Chaplain of Petersham and Kew, in Surrey.

London: Printed by W. Faden, for the Author, 1768. [6], iii-ix, [3], 260, [24], 82 pages. Engraved frontispiece and one plate extra to the paging in the first section, plus four engravings within the text. Engraved title to Aesop at Court, and 41 plates extra to the paging, plus two engravings within the text. The 'Appendix' to Ethic Amusements, published in 1770, has an engraved title, and 29 engravings. The majority of the plates are by George Bickham and Samuel Ware. Later nineteenth century half calf gilt over marbled boards. Copies are rarely found with the Appendix, which was limited to 500 copies. First edition of both issues. Some heavy rubbing of marbled paper on boards; corners worn; spine and hinges expertly repaired; slight off-setting of plates; paper fault in one leaf resulting in a clean break in the paper, but without loss; one ink erasure of a few words from two lines of text; else a very good clean copy.

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