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First edition. (No mention of printings) xxix + 224pp. Original green cloth boards with gilt decorations (of animals).
A new translation by V.S. Vernon Jones with an introduction by G.K. Chesterton and illustrations by Arthur Rackham.
11 (of 13) full-page tipped-in exquisite colour illustrations (well protected with tissue guards) plus many other magical drawings, some full-page. Frontis - The Hare and The Tortoise / Opposite pages : 14 - The Moon and Her Mother / 28 - The Fir-Tree and the Ramble / 44 - MISSING / 56 - MISSING / 70 - The Shipwrecked Man and the Sea / 84 - The Blackamoor / 100 - The Two Pots / 118 - Venus and the Cat / 132 - The Travellers and the Plane-Tree / 148 - The Trees and the Axe / 170 - The Lion, Jupiter and the Elephant / 198 - The Gnat and the Lion.

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AESOP (V.S. Vernon Jones, Translator)
AESOP (V.S. Vernon Jones, Translator) AESOP'S FABLES Illustrated by Arthur Rackham

  • SKU: 38734
  • Condition: Binding a little stained and with wear to the edges; frontis partly detached; sections loosened; discolouration to some pages; two colour plates missing (as listed); lower corners chipped off five leaves.
  • Publisher: William Heinemann, New York : Doubleday, Page & Co
  • Publish Date: 1912
  • £190.00


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