London: Longman, and G.G.J, and J. Robinson, 1786.
Second edition. 12mo. Superbly bound recently in full mottled calf with gilt lines on spine in matching style of the period. This is the very rare Second Edition, published in the same year as the first edition, by Longman. Sarah Trimmer was an educationalist who is best known for her pioneering work detailing animals, birds and the natural world in childrenís literature, and introduced for the first time in ìFabulous Histories.î Trimmer is credited with popularizing the use of images in books and the use of animals as anthropomorphic models of good behavior, and advocating against the abuse of animals and the natural environment. A wonderfully preserved copy, near fine, with mild browntoning and penultimate leaf with small professional mend. No copies of first or second edition located in the marketplace.
Price: $1,250.00 Item #5005