Aesop's Fables. A New Translation By V.S. Vernon Jones. Wiyh an introduction By G.K. Chesterton and Arthur Rackham. London: Heinemann, 1912. First Edition. Pages 223. Good copy in decorated green cloth covers, with previous owner's name to front free endpaper. Some weakness to front hinge. 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.