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Fables by the late Mr. Gay.

GAY (John).

GAY (John).

Fables by the late Mr. Gay.

12mo. [140 x 88 x 20 mm]. viii, 268 pp. Recent boards.
Glocester: printed and sold by S. Harward, 1783.

Signature H (pp.97-112) has been bound in twice. ESTC notes "page numbers 257, 258 have been cancelled; p.257 renumbered with an inverted 258". This is not the case in this copy. A few minor stains and spots and early pencil signature on the title. A good copy in a neat new binding.

Gay's Fables were first published in London and Dublin in 1727 and ESTC records 127 editions in English before 1801. Places of publication include Glasgow (first printing 1750), Liverpool (1754), Edinburgh (1764), Newcastle (1765), Altenburgh (1772), Coventry (1779), Aberdeen (1781), Paris (1782), Worcester MA (1794), Philadelphia (1794), Salisbury (1796), York (1797), Vienna (1799) and Chester (1800?). This is the sole edition to be published in Gloucester (or "Glocester" as it is spelt in the imprint) and ESTC locates only three copies, at the British Library, Cambridge and Oxford. Harward also maintained shops at Tewkesbury and Cheltenham.

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