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Fables, ancient and modern. Adapted for the use of children.

Title
Fables, ancient and modern. Adapted for the use of children. By Edward Baldwin, Esq. ...
Author
Godwin, William, 1756-1836.
Publication
London: Printed for Thomas Hodgkins, at the Juvenile Library, Hanway Street, Opposite Soho Square), Oxford Street; and to be had of all booksellers [1807].

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TextPermit needed Pforz (Godwin, W. Fables ancient and modern. 1807. 2 ed.)Schwarzman Building - Pforzheimer Collection Room 319

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Additional Authors
  • Mulready, William, 1786-1863.
  • Hodgkins, Thomas.
  • McMillan, Buchanan, active 1784-1834.
Description
2 v. : ill.; 16 cm.
Note
  • Vol. I: "Adorned with thirty-six copper-plates"; v. II: "Adorned with thirty-seven copper-plates."
  • Illustrations by William Mulready.
  • Printer's imprint: Printed by B. McMillan, Bow Street, Covent Garden."
  • Publisher's advertisements: vol. I, p. [207]; v. II: p. [v-vi]; [220].
  • Advertisements quote journals dated as late as May 1807, and include notices of books to be "published before Christmas 1807."
  • Godwin initially established his Juvenile Library in the name of Thomas Hodgkins, a man he employed to run the bookshop. When Hodgkins was discovered pilfering shop profits, Godwin managed to have him removed from the business, despite the fact that it legally belonged to Hodgkins. The company was soon reestablished under the name of Godwin's second wife, Mary Jane (cf. St. Clair's The Godwins and the Shelleys).
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Call Number
Pforz (Godwin, W. Fables ancient and modern. 1807. 2 ed.)
Author
Godwin, William, 1756-1836.
Title
Fables, ancient and modern. Adapted for the use of children. By Edward Baldwin, Esq. ...
Imprint
London: Printed for Thomas Hodgkins, at the Juvenile Library, Hanway Street, Opposite Soho Square), Oxford Street; and to be had of all booksellers [1807].
Edition
Second edition.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Pforzheimer Collection; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Local Note
Pforzheimer copy: 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.
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Added Author
Mulready, William, 1786-1863. Illustrator
Hodgkins, Thomas. Publisher
McMillan, Buchanan, active 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
Research Call Number
Pforz (Godwin, W. Fables ancient and modern. 1807. 2 ed.)
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