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ANTIQUARIAN BOOK

Aesop's Fables.

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Aesop's Fables.
A New Translation by V. S. Vernon Jones. With an Introduction by G. K. Chesterton. And Illustrations by Arthur Rackham.

13 tipped-in colour plates on brown art paper with printed tissue guards and black and white illustrations throughout.

First Limited Signed Edition. 4to. [295 235 x 35 mm]. [2], xxx, 224 pp. Bound in the publisher's original white cloth, front cover and spine blocked in gilt, top edge gilt, the others uncut. (Spine discoloured and covers a little marked, endleaves browned).
London: William Heinemann, 1912.

No. 1006 of 1450 copies signed by Arthur Rackham. Light foxing in the margins but a good copy. With a loosely inserted flyer for the exhibition of the original water-colour drawings held at the Leicester Gallery in 1912. This copy was last sold in 1968, for 9 guineas.

Stock no. ebc5084

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