Fables, ancient and modern. Adapted for the use of children. By Edward Baldwin, Esq. ...

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Fables Ancient and Modern was the first book the philosophical anarchist, William Godwin, wrote for his children’s imprint eventually known as the Juvenile Library. Godwin’s adaptation presents traditional fables of Aesop and others in a lively, conversational voice that occasionally suggests his personal life and radical politics. The illustrator of its over 70 plates, William Mulready, was only 19 when the first edition was published in 1805.
Hodgkins, Thomas (Publisher)
Godwin, William, 1756-1836 (Author)
Mulready, William, 1786-1863 (Illustrator)
Aesop (Bibliographic antecedent)
McMillan, Buchanan, fl. 1784-1834 (Printer)
Valpy, Jane Octavia Fuller-Maitland, 1822-1894 (Former owner)
Wilson, Mary Fuller-Maitland, 1802-1834 (Former owner)
Fuller-Maitland, Caroline, 1820-1866 (Former owner)
Fuller-Maitland, J. A. (John Alexander), 1856-1936 (Former owner)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1807
Place: London
Publisher: Thomas Hodgkins, at the Juvenile Library
Edition: Second edition
Library locations
Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle
Shelf locator: Pforz (Godwin, W. Fables ancient and modern. 1807. 2 ed.)
Animals in human situations
Content: Vol. I: "Adorned with thirty-six copper-plates"; v. II: "Adorned with thirty-seven copper-plates."
Physical Description
Extent: 2 v. : ill. ; 17 cm.
With the bookplates of J. A. Fuller Maitland; "MARY" (cancelled), "Jane F. Mait- / land. from [?] / March 8 1830 / vol II," in different juvenile penciled hands on the first front fly-leaf of v. II; "Caroline Fuller / Maitland / from her res / pected sister / Mary Wilson," in brown crayon on second front fly-leaf of v. II. -- The illustrations for "The lion and the man" and "The fox and the mask" are crudely hand-colored. -- Bound in mottled calf, with red and black lettering-pieces, gilt decorations and titling.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12751612
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 229858a0-c6e8-012f-78bf-58d385a7bc34
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