Aesop's Fables. (Arthur Rackham SIGNED)

Aesop (illus. Arthur Rackham, tr. V. S. Vernon Jones, intro. G. K. Chesterton)

£1,200.00

“The peculiar secret of Rackham’s success in seizing upon the essence of the human and portraying it in animal form, which is after all the basic device of the morality, is unwittingly touched upon in Chesterton’s delightful introduction to the 1912 edition of Aesop’s Fables: ‘There can be no good fable with human beings in it. There can be no good fairy tale without them.’ Rackham’s genius is such that it bridges the two, and carries the didactic fable into the realm of fairy story, and lends to the imaginative world of fairies a tangible and convincing reality” (Gettings, pp. 83-84). Limited, numbered edition, signed by Rackham.

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Publisher
William Heinemann
Publisher City
London
Year
1912
Edition
1st thus
Format
h/b
Author
Aesop (illus. Arthur Rackham, tr. V. S. Vernon Jones, intro. G. K. Chesterton)
SKU
IYC132297
Categories
Condition
Very good, 1st thus edition, original white cloth, spine and front board lettered and decorated in gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, 13 tipped-in colour plates with tissue-guards, spine darkened, finger-soiling to covers, endpapers spotted, mounts offset onto adjacent text-leaves as often (qty: 1) First edition thus, number 743 of 1450 copies signed by the illustrator.
Size
4to (300 x 240 / 12" x 9_)
Page Count
224
ISBN