1894 Rare First Edition - The Fables of Aesop, beautifully Illustrated by Richard Heighway.
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Author: Aesop; Selected and edited by Joseph Jacobs. Illustrated by Richard Heighway.
Title: THE FABLES OF AESOP. Selected, Told Anew and Their History Traced By Joseph Jacobs. Done Into Pictures By Richard Heighway.
Publisher: London and New York: Macmillan and Co, 1894. First illustrated edition by Richard Heighway.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7 " X 5 ".
Pages: xxv-222 pages + publisher's catalog.
Binding: Attractive and Very good original gilt decorated full cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. All edges gilt.
Content: Very good, near fine content (bright, tight and clean, gift note of a previous 1896 owner on the second blank page - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with all the beautiful in-text and full-page illustrations by Richard Heighway.
The Book: This first illustrated edition of "The Fables of Aesop", selected and edited by Joseph Jacobs and brought to life with illustrations by Richard Heighway, presents a richly curated collection of timeless tales that have captivated audiences for centuries.
The Editor: Joseph Jacobs (29 August 1854 – 30 January 1916) was a notable Australian folklorist, literary critic, and writer known for his extensive work in folklore and mythology. His retelling of Aesop's fables in this collection is widely appreciated for its authenticity and charm.
The Illustrator: Richard Heighway was a talented British illustrator known for his work in children's literature. His delightful illustrations provide a vivid visual narrative that complements Aesop's fables perfectly.
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