1912 Rare First Edition - AESOP'S FABLES Illustrated by Arthur RACKHAM. Presentation Copy.
Author: Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Aesop. V. S. Vernon Jones (Translation); Chesterton, G. K. (Introduction).
Title: Aesop's Fables: a New Translation Illustrated By Arthur Rackham.
Publisher: London, William Heinemann, 1912. First edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 8.5 " X 6.5 ".
Pages: xxix-223 pages.
Binding: Attractive and near fine binding elegantly bound in green half morocco leather over matching cloth sides, (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover in a nice custom book slipcase. A beautiful binding!
Content: Very good content (bright, clean and tight, some foxing on the preliminary and last pages - as shown, "presentation copy" cold stamp on the upper margin of title page - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the beautiful 13 full-page color-plate illustrations by Arthur Rackham.
The book Rare and Attractive First edition of this wonderful book illustrated by Rackham of Aesop's Fables, or the Aesopica, -- a collection of fables credited to Aesop, a slave and storyteller who lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 564 BCE. Of diverse origins, the stories associated with his name have descended to modern times through a number of sources and continue to be reinterpreted in different verbal registers and in popular as well as artistic media.
The illustrator: Arthur Rackham (1867-1939) was a prolific British artist and illustrator, best known for his deluxe editions of popular children's books. Artistically inclined since childhood, Rackham started illustrating for newspapers, but it was not until he began drawing for children's literature that he received critical acclaim.
The author: Aesop (c. 620–564 BCE) (formerly rendered as Æsop) 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 associated with him are characterized by anthropomorphic animal characters.
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