1848 Rare First Edition bound by Bayntun - AESOP'S FABLES illustrated by John TENNIEL.
Author: Aesop. Rev. Thomas James (translator). John Tenniel (illustrator.)
Title: Aesop's Fables: A New Version Chiefly from Original Sources, with more than one hundred illustrations designed by John Tenniel.
Publisher: London, John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1848. First edition illustrated by Tenniel.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 8 " X 5.5 ".
Pages: xxv-232 pages.
Binding: Attractive and near fine binding, finely bound by Bayntun in full dark anthracite morocco leather with gilt decoration and dentelles, titles in gilt on spine, all edges gilt (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the wonderful 100 illustrations by John Tenniel.
The book: Attractive and beautiful First edition of this collection of Aesop's Fables Illustrated by the illustrator of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, John Tenniel, In a beautiful Bayntun binding!
The binder: George Bayntun (4 August 1873 - September 1940) was an English bookseller, famous bookbinder, and collector. George Bayntun was born and lived in Bath, Somerset, England where he served a book-binding apprenticeship before starting his own book-binding business in Northumberland Place in 1894.
The illustrator: Sir John Tenniel (28 February 1820 – 25 February 1914) was an English illustrator, graphic humorist, and political cartoonist prominent in the second half of the 19th century. He was knighted for his artistic achievements in 1893. Tenniel is remembered especially as the principal political cartoonist for Punch magazine for over 50 years, and for his illustrations to Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (1871).
The author: Aesop (c. 620 – 564 BCE) was a Greek fabulist and storyteller credited with a number of fables now collectively known as Aesop's Fables. Although his existence remains unclear and no writings by him survive, numerous tales credited to him were gathered across the centuries and in many languages in a storytelling tradition that continues to this day. Many of the tales are characterized by animals and inanimate objects that speak, solve problems and generally have human characteristics.
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