Oct 24, 2019 - Sale 2521

Sale 2521 - Lot 4

Price Realized: $ 500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 300 - $ 500
AESOP. Aesop's Fables. With Instructive Morals and Reflections . . . design'd to promote Religion, Morality, and Universal Benevolence. Edited by Samuel Richardson. 25 engraved plates. [2], xxxiv, [2], 192 pages, including engraved title. 12mo, 167x95 mm, early 19th-century 1/4 roan, joints worn, top portion of spine off; margins trimmed entering bottom of some plates, scattered small stains and marginal soiling, short clean tears across B4 and B5, plates facing pages 8 and 165 loose, early owner's inscription on front free endpaper, modern bookplate on front pastedown. London: S. Richardson for T. & T. Longman et al., [1753]

Additional Details

Third edition of Richardson's 1739 revision of the translation by Sir Roger L'Estrange, "put out in a format and style designed for the use of children . . . a pioneer work in children's literature" (DLB).