Aesop's Fables

Includes an introduction by G.K. Chesterton

RACKHAM, Arthur

A villain may disguise himself, but he will not deceive the wise

RACKHAM, Arthur Aesop's Fables Includes an introduction by G.K. Chesterton

Heinemann, 1912.

First Rackham edition. Edition de Luxe, no. 644 of 1450 copies, signed by Arthur Rackham. Large 4to. Full white buckram with gilt titles and vignettes on upper cover and spine. Top edge gilt and others edges untrimmed. Thirteen colour plates mounted onto brown art paper, protected by captioned tissue guards, and 53 black and white drawings. A very good example indeed. The buckram unusually clean and bright, slightly toned to spine. The hand made paper is bright and fresh, with just occasional offsetting from plate mounts, all plates perfect. Loosely inserted is the Leicester Galleries exhibition notice, announcing an exhibition of the original water-colour drawings for the book.

Contains upwards of 250 fables and morals.

Stock ID: 41774

£2,000.00

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