Fables of Aesop According to Sir Roger L’Estrange (1931)
Book ID: 63978
Fables of Aesop According to Sir Roger L’Estrange. With Fifty Drawings By Alexander Calder. Paris: Harrison, 1931. First Edition, Limited Issue. Pp 125, [4-contetns pages], uncut. Publisher’s quarter cloth buff paper boards in pale blue just jacket with Calder illustration to upper cover. Jacket missing spine, staining to front cover, edges of boards bumped & worn; contents pages in fine bright condition. Originally issued in a slipcase, not present here.
Limited Numbered Edition of 595 Copies of a total edition of 615 on Auvergne handmade paper.
The fifth publication of Harrison of Paris, designed by Monroe Wheeler. American artist Alexander Calder is best known for his wire sculptures, suspended mobiles and monumental outdoor sculptures. In in 1926 he established a studio in Paris and became friends with a number of avant-garde artists, including Joan Míro.
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. This edition is based one published in England in 1692.