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THE LITTLE ESOP (AESOP'S FABLES)
Loindon, Tilt & Bogue, 86 Fleet Street, circa 1840.. In the Tilt's Hand-books for Children series, printed by Bradbury and Evans. Inscribed December 12th 1840, miniature book approximately 78 x 62 mm, 3 1/16 x 2 7/16 inches (cover size), frontispiece of Aesop relating his fables to 2 children, vignette on title page and 46 full page illustrations, printed 1 side only, pages: 191, (1) - publisher's advert listing the first 12 titles in this series, ours being the 10th. Bound in the original publisher's green fine grained blind stamped cloth, gilt vignette repeat of frontispiece on upper cover, gilt floral decoration to spine with gilt title, all edges gilt, pale yellow endpapers. Spine faded, gilt bright, very slight wear to head of spine with 2 minute nicks to cloth, neat inscription dated 1840 on front endpaper, minute bump to lower corner of upper cover, a very good clean copy. Welsh, A Bibliography of Miniature Books No. 62; Osborne II page 569; Bondy, Miniature Books page 66-67. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
Last Found On: 2018-01-07           Check availability:      Biblio    

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