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The Resource Original fables : Fables originales, by the Reverend John Kidgell, A.M., Late Fellow of Hertford College in the University of Oxford

Original fables : Fables originales, by the Reverend John Kidgell, A.M., Late Fellow of Hertford College in the University of Oxford

Label
Original fables : Fables originales
Title
Original fables
Title remainder
Fables originales
Statement of responsibility
by the Reverend John Kidgell, A.M., Late Fellow of Hertford College in the University of Oxford
Title variation
Fables originales
Creator
Contributor
Dedicatee
Printer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
First edition of the first English coloring book for children, containing 94 fables in English and French.
Cataloging source
CIN
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Language note
French and English text on facing pages
Literary form
non fiction
Summary expansion
Each fable illustrated with an engraved drawing intended to be colored by young readers, as confirmed by Kidgell himself when he reissued the sheets of this book in Belgium in 1772: "Adorned with copper plates very proper for to colour."
Label
Original fables : Fables originales, by the Reverend John Kidgell, A.M., Late Fellow of Hertford College in the University of Oxford
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Facing title pages in French (on verso) and English (on recto)
  • Pagination: volume 1: [14], 127, [1], xviii pages; volume 2: [13], 128-221 [i.e. 278], xx pages
  • Signatures: pi1 [A]6 B-H8 I8(I8 missigned *I1) *18(*11-3 missigned *I2-4) chi8 K-T8 U4 [V]2(-V2)
  • Engravings: title pages in both volumes have engraved vignette of a stag drinking from a stream, with motto "Sicut cervus ad fontes aquarum;" engraved coats of arms facing English dedication to Lady Clayton in volume 1, and French dedication to Charlotte Finch, governess to the Prince of Wales, in volume 2; engraved vignettes in cartouches facing French dedication to Lady Clayton in volume 1, and English dedication to Charlotte Finch in volume 2; large engraved end-pieces at end of French and English texts in volume 1; 94 fables in the two volumes illustrated with engraved vignettes numbered 1-94
  • Errata following dedication page (recto of leaf [A]6) in volume 1
  • French and English indexes in both volumes
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
2 volumes in 1
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: includes both dedications, to Lady Clayton and to Charlotte Finch; the Finch dedication was suppressed by King George and thus is often missing in copies. Bound in contemporary tan calf, paneled in blind; blind-tooled fan corner-pieces; gold-stamped spine title "Fables. Kidgell;" all edges gilt.
Other physical details
illustrations (engravings), coats of arms
System control number
  • (OCoLC)06967802
  • ucoclc6967802
Label
Original fables : Fables originales, by the Reverend John Kidgell, A.M., Late Fellow of Hertford College in the University of Oxford
Publication
Note
  • Facing title pages in French (on verso) and English (on recto)
  • Pagination: volume 1: [14], 127, [1], xviii pages; volume 2: [13], 128-221 [i.e. 278], xx pages
  • Signatures: pi1 [A]6 B-H8 I8(I8 missigned *I1) *18(*11-3 missigned *I2-4) chi8 K-T8 U4 [V]2(-V2)
  • Engravings: title pages in both volumes have engraved vignette of a stag drinking from a stream, with motto "Sicut cervus ad fontes aquarum;" engraved coats of arms facing English dedication to Lady Clayton in volume 1, and French dedication to Charlotte Finch, governess to the Prince of Wales, in volume 2; engraved vignettes in cartouches facing French dedication to Lady Clayton in volume 1, and English dedication to Charlotte Finch in volume 2; large engraved end-pieces at end of French and English texts in volume 1; 94 fables in the two volumes illustrated with engraved vignettes numbered 1-94
  • Errata following dedication page (recto of leaf [A]6) in volume 1
  • French and English indexes in both volumes
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
2 volumes in 1
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: includes both dedications, to Lady Clayton and to Charlotte Finch; the Finch dedication was suppressed by King George and thus is often missing in copies. Bound in contemporary tan calf, paneled in blind; blind-tooled fan corner-pieces; gold-stamped spine title "Fables. Kidgell;" all edges gilt.
Other physical details
illustrations (engravings), coats of arms
System control number
  • (OCoLC)06967802
  • ucoclc6967802

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