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LE GRAND D'AUSSY, Pierre Jean Baptiste (1737--1800)
[Fabliaux ou contes du XIIe et du XIIIe siècle. English. 1796]
Fabliaux or tales, abridged from French manuscripts of the XIIth and XIIIth centuries by M. Le Grand, selected and translated into English verse. ([Vol.II:] ... by the late Gregory Lewis Way, Esq.) With a preface and notes. ([Vol.II:] ... preface, notes, and appendix, by G.S. Ellis, Esq. In two volumes. Vol. II.)
London: printed by W. Bulmer and Co., Shakespeare Press; sold by R. Faulder, 1796--1800.
2 vols ; 23.5 cm. (8º)
I: [4], xxxvii, [3], 280 p.: wdcut illus.
II: 340 p.: wdcut illus.

This work originally appeared as a single-volume collection in 1796. The illustrations are wood-engraved head- and tail-pieces designed and cut by Thomas and James Bewick and others. Includes dedicatory verses in vol. I signed 'G.L.W.' (i.e. Gregory Lewis Way). Volume I is a copy of the first issue without 'vol. I' on the title-page and no full-stop at the end of the title; a subsequent issue of vol. I has a cancel title-page distinguishing it as 'Vol. 1'. ESTC t12203, t35124.

Binding C19th calf, gilt-panelled covers, gilt-tooled spines, olive morocco spine-labels, gilt edges.

Reference Number 476


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