Select Tales and Fables with Prudential Maxims and other Little Lessons of Morality in Prose and Verse Equally Instructive & Entertaining. For the Use of Both Sexes wherein Their Foibles as well as Beauties are presented to their View in the fairest & mos
Place Published: London
Publisher: Printed for T. Osborn Grays-Inn, and J. Nourse at the Lamb, over against Catherine-Street, in the Strand
Date Published: 1746
Edition: Early printing
Binding: Leather bound
Book Id: 45847
80; 80pp. Sextodecimo [15 cm] Brown leather with raised bands. With sixty engraved illustrations. Fair condition. The front cover is absent, the rear board is hanging on by the threads, and there is a loss from the leather at the foot of the spine, measuring 1" wide by 3/4" deep. There are sporadic contemporary notations on the pages (the notations on the preliminary pages appear to have been lightened). Page 17 has a long closed tear. The illustration for Fable IX, in the first volume, has been colored in with brown chalk. A closed tear in the first illustrated plate of the second volume has been neatly glued on the recto.
Includes such interesting fables for children as, Juno and her Peacock, The Man and the Flea, The Trouts and the Angler, The Hart and the Vine, The Farmer and Jupiter, The Eagle and the Assembly of Animals, and The Farmer's Wife and Raven. Applications are present with each fable. Also contains "Select Rules of Life; Extracted from the Golden Precepts of Phocylides in Prose and Verse."