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Fables Antient and Modern; translated into Verse from Homer, Ovid, Boccace and Chaucer: with Original Poems by Mr. (John) Dryden. 1734.

Fables Antient and Modern; translated into Verse from Homer, Ovid, Boccace and Chaucer: with Original Poems by Mr. Dryden. Printed for Jacob Tonson, at Shakespeare Head over-against Katherine Street in the Strand., London: 1734. Printed for Jacob Tonson, at Shakespeare Head over-against Katherine Street in the Strand., 347 pages. Full leather binding which is very delicate, beginning to separate at the top and bottom of the spine. Overall wear to the cover. Gilt decorations to the spine, with gilt outline on front and bac covers. Label on spine partially removed. Heavy foxing or moisture staining on the edges of the age block with some of the same on the first and last few pages of the book, but not so evident on the page surfaces in the body of the book. Previous owner markings on both pages inside front cover. It looks like there is an ink initial on the title page. Otherwise, no tears, folds or creases to pages. Binding is tight with no looseness to pages. Not ex-library, not remaindered and not a facsimile reprint. For sale by Jon Wobber, bookseller since 1978. CJ22a