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AESOP'S FABLES by AESOP - Signed - from Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. and



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RACKHAM, ARTHUR. (RACKHAM,ARTHUR)illus. AESOP'S FABLES with a new translation by V.S. Vernon Jones and intro by G.K. Chesterton. London: William Heinemann 1912. Large 4to (9 1/2 x 11 1/2"), white gilt pictorial cloth, small area of cover darkened as is not uncommon with this title, endpapers (plain) foxed, else tight and internally near Fine. First edition. LIMITED TO 1450 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY RACKHAM. Featuring 13 fabulous tipped-in color plates on brown paper with lettered guards and with 53 fine black and white drawings that bring these fables to life. The black and whites are enhanced by being printed on such high quality paper and are superior to those in the trade edition. Laid in is the Leicester Gallery flier advertising the Rackham exhibit of these illustrations. A great edition of Aesop.

Aesop, known only for the genre of fables ascribed to him, was a slave in the mid-sixth century BC in Greece. He is assumed to have written many of these curious moral parables, and they have been added to and translated into many languages since they were first collected.


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