The Fables of John Dryden, Ornamented with Engravings from the Pencil of the Right Hon. Lady Diana Beauclerc
Fables ancient and modern; translated into verse, from Homer, Ovid, Boccace and Chaucer: with original poems.
Engraved by Francesco Bartolozzi (Italian, worked in Italy, England, and Portugal, 1728–1815), Engraved by Thomas Cheesman (English, 1760–1835), Engraved by William Nelson Gardiner (Irish, worked in England, 1766–1814), After Lady Diana Spencer Beauclerk (English, 1734–1808), Author John Dryden (English, 1631–1700), Author Geoffrey Chaucer (English, died in 1400), Author Giovanni Boccaccio (Italian, 1313–1375), Printer Thomas Bensley (English, about 1760–1835), Publisher James Edwards (English, 1757–1816), Publisher Edward Harding (English, 1755–1840)
Place of Publication: London, England
ESTC (RLIN): T128162
Overall: 38.4 x 27.8 x 3.8 cm (15 1/8 x 10 15/16 x 1 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Illustrated book with 24 stipple engravings
Not On View
(London: T. Bensley, for J. Edwards and E. Harding, 1797) Folio; 131 leaves, plus 9 plates; contemporary blind- and gilt-stamped red morocco.
Illustrations to Dryden’s fables; decorative vignettes
London: T. Bensley, for J. Edwards and E. Harding, 1797
Thomas Gaffield; his gift to MFA Library, 1895; transferred to Print Dept., 1904.
Gift of Thomas Gaffield