Makarony Fables …

London: ‘Printed for Circulation among private Subscribers only’, 1897.

8vo, pp. 258; top edge gilt, others uncut; a fine copy bound in 1970 by Sangorski and Sutcilffe in quarter black morocco and scarlet cloth, marbled endpapers.


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Limited edition, numbered 172 of 300 copies, of this collection of satiric fables in verse by the poet and satirist John Hall-Stevenson (1718–1785), reprinted from the original edition of 1768. Hall-Stevenson’s reputation relies heavily on his friendship with Laurence Sterne, his contemporary at Jesus College Cambridge, both appearing in Tristram Shandy and A Sentimental Journey as ‘Eugenius’ and attempting to capitalize on his friend’s success by publishing sequels to Sterne’s writings.

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