London, South Kensington
1 September 2008
A New Work of Animals, principally designed from the Fables of Aesop, Gay, and Phaedrus. London: Edward Orme, 1811. 4° (264 x 215mm). 56 etched plates by and after Samuel Howitt (some spotting and offsetting to title, occasional light mainly marginal spotting), original pink paper boards with printed label on upper cover (upper cover detached, spine worn). Provenance: Arthur Mountjoy Dunne (armorial bookplate) -- Sir Joseph Scott (old signature on front pastedown).
With 3 other books illustrated by Howitt: Groups of Animals (London, 1811, 44 plates); British Preserve (London, 1824, 36 plates); and Miscellaneous Etchings, Old & New, new edition (London, [n.d.], 50 plates). (4)
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