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Aesop [Esop]. Parker, Agnes Miller.
The Fables of Esope translated out of Frensshe in to Englysshe by William Caxton.
1931. Newton: Gregynog Press, 1931. Folio, [8], 146, [1, colophon]pp. With woodcuts throughout by Parker. Original tan calf, backstrip lettered in black, slipcase, slight scraping to lower edge from slipcase. Internally as new. § Number 33 of an edition of 250 copies. Agnes Miller Parker was one of the greatest woodcut artists of 20th century Britain. In many ways this book is her masterpiece, though some prefer her version of Gray's "Elegy". In her early career as a painter she and her husband William McCance were associated with the Vorticists in London. McCance became the second controller of the Gregynog Press. She illustrated several books by the press and many more for other publishers, particularly the Limited Editions Club.
Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller [U.S.A.]

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