1919 Aesop's Fables
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Illustrated, Original Binding, Publishers' Original Binding, Scarce
Scarce work. Fourth impression, 1919. Originally published 1912. Illustrated throughout with frontispiece and twelve colour plates with tissue guards and many black and white images. Collated complete. Aesop's fables, a collection of fables credited to Aesop, a slave and storyteller who lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 564 BCE. Translated by V. S. Vernon Jones, an American translator. With an introduction by Gilbert Keith Chesterton, an English writer, philosopher, Christian apologist, a literary and art critic. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham, an English book illustrator who is recognised as one of the leading figures during the Golden Age of British book illustration.
In the original blue cloth binding. Externally, smart with light bumping and rubbing to the extremities. Cloth lifting slightly to the rear board. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very bright and clean with the odd spot or tide mark.
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