[BIRCH, Jonathan]. Fifty-one original fables, with morals and ethical index written by [Jonathan Birch] Embellished with Eighty-Five Original Designs by R. Cruickshank...also a translation of Plutarch's banquet of the seven sages. Printed for Hamilton, Adams, and Co. 1833. First edition.
, 251pp, . With an engraved frontispiece, a further 51 engraved plates, and numerous illustrations within the text. Attractively bound in contemporary blue calf, five raised bands, richly gilt, A.E.G., marbled endpapers. A trifle rubbed with some surface wear to spine. Ink inscription to verso of FFEP 'Frances M. Amphlett from her affectionate Grandpapa John Shapter July 1887.', ink annotation to title reading 'Jonathan Birch who died 1847', occasional foxing, substantial tears to leaves from p.153-161 touching text and engravings - sympathetically repaired without loss.