1910 Rare Book - Aesop's Fables Illustrated by Edwin Noble
Author : Aesop, Vredenburg Edric (Edited by)
Title : Aesop's Fables Illustrated by Edwin Noble.
Publisher : London: Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd., no date (circa 1910)
Language : Text in English
Size : 10 " X 8 "
Pages : 136 pages
Binding : Very good hardcover binding (overall slightly worn and scuffed) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (bright, tight and clean).
Illustrations : Complete with all the 12 full page illustrations by Edwin Noble.
The book : Rare and attractive edition of Aesop's Fables illustrated by Edwin Noble.
The illustrator : (1876-1961) John Edwin Noble worked as Edwin Noble and studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, Lambeth School of Art and the Royal Academy Schools. Subsequently he became instructor at Calderon's School of Animal Painting and a lecturer on animal drawing and anatomy at the Central and Camberwell Schools of Arts and Crafts. Edwin Noble served as a sergeant in the Royal Army Veterinary Corps during World War I, where he was employed as an official war artist, depicting horses and mules in charcoal and watercolour. He seems to have worked exclusively as an animal artist and his characteristically emphatic outline gives his work a strongly decorative quality. Noble was a member of the Royal Society of British Artists and a Fellow of the Zoological Society and exhibited widely from 1898 through 1930 at the Royal Academy, the Royal Scottish Academy and the Fine Art Society.
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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