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Aesop's Fables. (Arthur Rackham SIGNED)

Aesop's Fables. (Arthur Rackham SIGNED)

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Aesop's Fables. (Arthur Rackham SIGNED)

by Aesop (illus. Arthur Rackham, tr. V. S. Vernon Jones, intro. G. K. Chesterton)

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London: William Heinemann, 1912. 1st thus. hardback. Very good, 1st thus edition, original white cloth, spine and front board lettered and decorated in gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, 13 tipped-in colour plates with tissue-guards, spine darkened, finger-soiling to covers, endpapers spotted, mounts offset onto adjacent text-leaves as often (qty: 1) First edition thus, number 743 of 1450 copies signed by the illustrator.. 4to (300 x 240 / 12"" x 9_). "The peculiar secret of Rackham's success in seizing upon the essence of the human and portraying it in animal form, which is after all the basic device of the morality, is unwittingly touched upon in Chesterton's delightful introduction to the 1912 edition of Aesop's Fables: 'There can be no good fable with human beings in it. There can be no good fairy tale without them.' Rackham's genius is such that it bridges the two, and carries the didactic fable into the realm of fairy story, and lends to the imaginative world of fairies a tangible and convincing reality"" (Gettings, pp. 83-84). Limited, numbered edition, signed by Rackham.

Synopsis

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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Bookseller's Inventory #
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Title
Aesop's Fables. (Arthur Rackham SIGNED)
Author
Aesop (illus. Arthur Rackham, tr. V. S. Vernon Jones, intro. G. K. Chesterton)
Format/Binding
Hardback
Book Condition
Used - Very good, 1st thus edition, original white cloth, spine and front board lettered and decorated in gilt, top edge gilt, others u
Quantity Available
1
Edition
1st thus
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
William Heinemann
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1912
Pages
224
Size
4to (300 x 240 / 12\"\" x 9_)
Weight
0.00 lbs
Keywords
1st thus, Aesop, classics, illustration, signed, Rackham, Chesterton, limited
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