Fables by Mrs. Teachwell : in which the morals are drawn incidentally in various ways.

Author
Teachwell, Mrs., 1744-1813 [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
London : Printed by and for John Marshall, No. 4, Aldermary Church-Yard, Bow-Lane, No. 17, Queen-Street, Cheapside, [between 1790 and 1793]
Description
vi pages, 7-83 pages, 1 unnumbered page : illustrations (wood engavings) ; 16 cm (12⁰)

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Rare books genre
Notes
  • Mrs. Teachwell is a pseudonym of Ellenor Fenn.
  • Marshall active under the imprint "John Marshall" at both addresses between 1790 and 1793 (cf. David Stoker, "John Marshall, John Evans and the Cheap Repository Tracts 1793-1800," PBSA, 107:1 - 2013, p. 82-85).
  • Fenn's "To my young reader" preface begins with Dr Johnson's "definition" of a "fable" as "a feigned story intended to enforce some moral precept."
  • Illustrations: 17 oval-shaped wood engravings, one at the head of each moral fable.
  • Princeton copy 1: Marjorie Moon's "Woman-on-the-Moon" bookplate on front pastedown.
  • Princeton copy 1: Mrs. Moon's penciled notes on front free endpaper recto: "A 819, c. 1789 ; by Lady Fenn."
Bibliographic references
Index on page 83.
Binding note
  • Quarter leather and marbled paper-covered boards.
  • Princeton copy 1: Rebacked in quarter calf, spine gilt-stamped with title.
References
English short title catalogue, N32467
OCLC
179281310
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