Select Fables of Esop and other Fabulists. In Three Books.
Etched by Charles Grignion (English, 1717–1810), After Samuel Wale (English, died in 1786), Author Aesop, Author Robert Dodsley (English, 1703–1764), Printer John Baskerville (English, 1706–1775), Publisher James Dodsley (English, 1724–1797)
Place of Publication: Birmingham, England
Brunet I, 103; ESTC T084696; Gaskell, Baskerville, 14
Overall: 17.4 x 11.8 x 2.5 cm (6 7/8 x 4 5/8 x 1 in.)
Medium or Technique
Illustrated book with numerous etching and engravings
Not On View
(Birmingham: John Baskerville for R. and J. Dodsley, 1761) Octavo; 158 leaves, plus 16 plates; modern gilt-stamped green morocco in a green paper board slipcase (Sangorski & Sutcliffe).
Allegorical frontispiece; small medallion illustrations to each fable; decorative head- and tailpiece vignettes.
Birmingham: John Baskerville for R. and J. Dodsley, 1761
Acquired in 1922 by William A. Sargent, Boston (1858-1936), by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 17, 1937.
William A. Sargent Collection—Bequest of William A. Sargent