Fabliaux or Tales, Abridged from French Manuscripts of the XIIth and XIIIth centuries, Selected and Translated into English Verse with a preface and notes, in 2 volumes, complete
By Le Grand (d'Aussy, Pierre Jean-Baptiste)
Pp. xxxvii, (4), B2, 4-280; (6), B2, 4-340; with 52 woodcut vignettes in the text by John and Thomas Bewick, Charlton Nesbit, and Luke Clennell. Publisher’s original black morocco leather, spine with five raised bands, lettered in gilt in one compartment and with elaborate gilt floral decorations in the other compartments, front and rear covers with gilt border decorations, decorated board edges and gilt-turns, marbled endpapers, all page edges in gilt, lg 8vo (9 3/8 x 7 5/8 inches). This is the rare first edition in a fine binding. Armorial bookplate of John Croft Deverell on the pastedown.
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|Condition Description||Light edge wear to morocco; a very bright and clean copy in fine condition.|