Aesop’s Fables. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham (1912)

Author: Vernon Jones

Book ID: 64638

Price: 175.00

Aesop’s Fables. A New Translation By V.S. Vernon Jones. With an introduction By G.K. Chesterton and Illustrations by Arthur Rackham. London: Heinemann, 1912. First Edition. Pp xxix, 223. Green cloth boards decorated & lettered in gilt,; rubbing & wear to covers, spotting & scattered foxing to contents pages, tear to hinge of front free endpaper. A good copy overall.

Illustrated with thirteen plates in colour & numerous drawings in pen & silhouette throughout the text.

Aesop’s Fables or the Aesopica is a collection of fables credited to Aesop, a slave and story-teller believed to have lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 560 BC. The main characters in these stories are animals, and each story demonstrates a moral lesson.

Beautifully illustrated by Arthur Rackham – one of the leading artists during the Golden Age of British book illustration.

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