The Fables of Esope

PARKER, Agnes Miller

THE MOST CONSPICUOUSLY DECORATIVE VOLUME OF THAT KIND

PARKER, Agnes Miller The Fables of Esope

Gregynog Press, 1931.

The Gregynog Aesop. Folio. One of 250 copies, this apparently issued out of series with the limitation number clipped from the colophon. Bound at Gregynog in Welsh natural sheepskin with black lettering on the spine and printed on Barcham Green hand made paper in Bembo type. Thirty-seven illustrations engraved on wood by Agnes Miller Parker. A very near fine copy, uncommonly clean and fresh. The binding, with its soft sheepskin so prone to wear, shows only the lightest rubbing to the spine.

An exceptionally nice example of one of the finest books produced by one of the finest presses of the Private Press movement.
The illustrations by Agnes Miller Parker are considered by Colin Franklin to rank this book as "the most conspicuously decorative volume of that kind", the binding is smooth, appropriately naturalistic and exceptionally well preserved, and the type, hand-set by Richard Jones, is generous and exacting.
Writing in his The Private Presses, Colin Franklin concluded that "the entire work of Gregynog, printing and binding, produced a better thing that anyone else had attempted".

Jones (pp. 30-1).

Stock ID: 42713

£7,500.00

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