Aesop's Fables
Aesop's Fables

RACKHAM, Arthur (illustrator). AESOP. Aesop's Fables.

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RACKHAM, Arthur (illustrator). AESOP. Aesop's Fables. London; William Heinemann. 1912.

Small 4to. Original emerald green cloth elaborately blocked in gilt to spine and upper board, top edges green, pictorial endpapers; pp. xxix + 223; illustrated with 13 fine coloured plates, guarded by captioned tissues, and line illustrations throughout; a wonderful copy in uncommonly bright condition with minor bruising to spine ends and pale spotting to fore-, and lower, edges of book block, internally equally clean, and near fine, with some sporadic, and very light, foxing.
First edition illustrated by Rackham. A comprehensive collection of 284 fables, with an introduction by G.K. Chesterton.