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Fables by John Gay, illustrated with notes, and an emblematic frontispiece. By Willm Coxe, ...

John Gay

Fables by John Gay, illustrated with notes, and an emblematic frontispiece. By Willm Coxe, ...

by John Gay

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Published by printed and sold by J. Easton: sold also by T. Cadell, jun. and W. Davies; E. Harding; Messrs. Crosby and Letterman; T. Hurst; and Messrs. Vernor and Hood, London in Salisbury .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesEighteenth century -- reel 490, no. 20.
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination[12],238,[2]p.,plate
Number of Pages238
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16938795M

Fables by John Gay, in Two Parts; to Which Are Added Fables by Edward Moore Hardcover – January 1, by john gay (Author) See all 13 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Author: john gay.   Gay completed a second volume of Fables in the year of his death in and they appeared in These poems are much longer and 'mostly on subjects of a graver and more political turn’. John Gay was born in Barnstaple, Devon, and baptised on 16th, September He was the youngest child of William Gay and Katherine Hanmer.

  : Fables [volume 2 only]: London. Printed for John Stockdale, Piccadilly. Hardcover, bound in full calf. pages. A very fine binding with raised cords on the spine, maroon and black title labels, gilt edges and marbled endpapers. This volume contains 17 of Gay s Fables. Each is nicely illustrated with engravings. 17 engravings, including the title page. Fables by Gay, John. Scolar Press, Facsimile Reprint. Hardback.. Very good condition./Very good lightly edgeworn dust jacket.

From Nokes, in his ‘John Gay,’ “For most modern readers Gay is mainly, if not exclusively, known as the author of The Beggar’s Opera, but it was the Fables which sustained his reputation from the time of his death till the end of the nineteenth century. In the beast-fable Gay found a . Of particular interest are 3 plates engraved by the young William Blake. Blake was in his mid-thirties when this book came out he had already written and illustrated his Songs of Innocence and was finishing up his Marriage of Heaven and Hell but these plates in Gay s fables are among the earliest examples of his professional work.


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Fables by John Gay, illustrated with notes, and an emblematic frontispiece. By Willm Coxe, .. by John Gay Download PDF EPUB FB2

John Gay was an English poet and dramatist. He is best remembered for The Beggar's Opera (), set to music by Johann Christoph Pepusch.

The characters, including Captain Macheath and Polly Peachum, became household names/5(8). About the Author John Gay was an English playwright and poet who is most famous for his satirical masterpiece The Beggar s Opera.

Originally employed in the government, Gay turned to writing after losing his position following the death of Queen Anne in Price: $ Jetzt verfügbar bei - Hardcover - Printed and sold by Fables by John Gay.

Easton and others - - [12], pages, contains 1 black and white plate (frontispiece) and decorative tailpieces Early Edition, corners and edges rubbed, head and tail of the spine chipped, joints repaired, ink inscription to front pastedown and title page, foxing throughout, good condition, full marbled calf, gilt Format: Hardcover.

Frontispiece An illustration facing the title page of a book. Gathering Single sheet of paper that has been printed and folded to form the pages required by the book’s format. A single gathering of a quarto book, then, would be a sheet folded twice, containing four leaves, eight pages of text.

Fables By John Gay Printed In London For J. Tonson and J. Watts. The Volume is in Very Good Condition Disbound, with generally clean, amply margined leaves, with some mild toning to the margin and occasional faint foxing otherwise. The Volume is predominantly Complete With the beautiful ornamental head and tail pieces throughout.

lacking for leaf C 4 (page 9/10), with Page. About this Item: London - William Tegg, Hardcover. Condition: GOOD. A small collection of the fables of John Gay, prefaced by a short account of his life. Illustrated with a frontispiece and many vignettes throughout. Fables by John Gay and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   Fables by the Late Mr.

Gay. In One Volume Complete Item Preview John Gay. Publication date Publisher printed for J. and C. Rivington, B. and B. Language English. Book digitized by Google from the library of Oxford University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.

Notes. Reproduction of original from the British. Full text of "The fables of John Gay: with biographical and critical introduction and bibliograhical appendix" See other formats.

Fables by the Late MR Gay. Complete in One Volume. by John Gay and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at London - William Tegg, Book. Good. Hardcover. A small collection of the fables of John Gay, prefaced by a short account of his life.

Illustrated with a frontispiece and many vignettes throughout. Bookseller's label of Alfred Palmer to front pastedown. Condition:. Gay's Fables, First Edition. You Searched For: pages illustrated with 63 engravings on 32 pages, a portrait of Gay and a frontispiece of a tragic mask have been pasted into the front, these appear to be from earlier editions First Edition The Fables of John Gay Illustrated.

With an Original Memoir, Introduction and Annotations by. Gay had numerous patrons, and in he published Poems on Several Occasions by subscription, taking in £ or more. In he wrote for Prince William, afterwards Duke of Cumberland, his famous Fifty-One Fables in Verse, for which he naturally hoped to gain some preferment, although he has much to say in them of the servility of courtiers Author: John Dryden, Austin Dobson, Samuel Johnson.

Vol. 1 has engraved title vignette, and 51 engraved vignettes illustrating the fables after designs by Wootton and Kent; v. 2 has frontispiece (monument to Gay), title vignette (Gay's portrait), and 16 plates, after designs by Gravelot engraved by Scotin rare: Vol.

1: 5th ed., v. 2: 1st ed Vol. 2 has title: : A lovely copy of John Gay's Fables, lavishly illustrated throughout. With vignette title and engraved plates to every fable. With a life of the author. Darton and Harvey printing.

John Gay (30 June 4 December ) was an English poet and dramatist and member of the Scriblerus Club. Get this from a library. Fables by John Gay: illustrated with notes, and an emblematic frontispiece. By Willm Coxe, A.M.F.R.S.F.A.S. Rector of Bemerton. [John Gay]. Fables, By John Gay, In Two Parts, To Which Are Added Fables By Edward Moore [John Gay] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

This is a reproduction of a book published before This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pagesAuthor: John Gay. Two volumes of Fables by John Gay () are prime examples (K G25 C).

Title pages from the two volumes of John Gay’s works. Published in the first volume (printed by J. Tonson and J. Watts) contains an assortment of fables which were dedicated to Prince William Augustus (later Duke of Cumberland), third son of King George II.

Get this from a library. Fables by John Gay, illustrated with notes, and an emblematic frontispiece. By Willm Coxe. [John Gay]. ont Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe: London.

Hardcover. Book, The fourth edition of John Gay's collection of classic fables, edited here by William Coxe. Illustrated with a frontispiece and head-pieces.

The fourth edition of this work. Two parts bound as one. Illustrated with a frontispiece, and engraved head pieces to each fable. About this Item: Gale Ecco, Print Editions 6/10/, Paperback or Softback.

Condition: New. Fables. by the Late Mr. John Gay. in Two Parts. Complete in One Volume. Book. Seller Inventory # BBSGet this from a library! Fables by John Gay: illustrated with notes and the life of the author.

By William Coxe, Rector of Bemerton. [John Gay].Fables by John Gay, illustrated with notes and the life of the author. By William Coxe, rector of Bemerton.