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(RACKHAM, Arthur.) AESOP.
Aesop's Fables. A New Translation by V. S. Vernon Jones With an Introduction by G. K. Chesterton and Illustrations by Arthur Rackham.
London: William Heinemann, 1912. London: William Heinemann,, 1912. Signed copy, one of 520, finely bound with onlay to front Quarto. Finely bound by Bayntun-Riviere in bright blue crushed morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, pictorial onlay to frot board within gilt foral panelling and multiple fillets, decoration to turn-ins gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With cloth slipcase. With 13 tipped in colour plates as issued, captioned tissues and 5 black and white illustrations. Spine heavily sunned, pages nice and clean. An excellent copy. Signed limited edition, and first edition of this translation; number 777 of 1,450 copies, signed by the artist.
Bookseller: Peter Harrington [United Kingdom]
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