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Fables. With a Memoir by Austin Dobson by  Mr. John Gay - Signed First Edition - 1882 - from Dale Steffey Books (SKU: 007925)

Fables. With a Memoir by Austin Dobson

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Fables. With a Memoir by Austin Dobson

by Gay, Mr. John

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  • near fine
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
Near Fine/No Jacket, As Issued
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About This Item

London: Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1882. SCARCE. # 49 of an edition of 50 large paper copies SIGNED by R. & R. Clark, Printers, Edinburgh at limitation page. Finely bound in half red crushed morocco over marbled boards, five gilt ruled raised bands with gilt stamped devices each section, matching marbled end papers, top edge gilt. Near Fine, toning only at frontispiece engraved portrait of Gay, small rubs at corners, else Fine and bright. . SIGNED. Limited and Numbered Signed 1st Edition. Half Morocco. Near Fine/No Jacket, As Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Limited Edition.


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Dale Steffey Books US (US)
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Fables. With a Memoir by Austin Dobson
Gay, Mr. John
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
No Jacket, As Issued
Limited and Numbered Signed 1st Edition
Kegan Paul, Trench & Co.
Place of Publication
Date Published
Bookseller catalogs
Poetry; Fine Bindings; Nineteenth Century;
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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About Dale Steffey Books

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Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the... [More]
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in... [More]
raised band(s)
Raised bands refer to the ridges that protrude slightly from the spine on leather bound books. The bands are created in the... [More]
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also... [More]
top edge gilt
Top edge gilt refers to the practice of applying gold or a gold-like finish to the top of the text block (the edges the pages... [More]
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps... [More]
Marbled boards
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