Mice, Foxes, And Elephants In Rackham's Distinct Style
Illustrated by Arthur Rackham, with introduction by G.K. Chesterton
Signed limited first edition thus, one of 1450 numbered copies signed by Rackham.
Featuring 13 fabulous tipped-in color plates on brown paper with lettered guards and with 53 fine black and white drawings that bring these fables to life. The black and whites are enhanced by being printed on such high quality paper and are superior to those in the trade edition. A great edition of Aesop.
London: William Heinemann, 1912. Quarto. 11.25'' x 9''. Original white gilt pictorial cloth. Top edge gilt, other edges uncut. Translated by V.S. Vernon Jones. Illustrated by Rackham with 13 tipped-in color plates on brown heavy paper and numerous black-and-white images. xxx, 224 pages. Toning to spine (as is not uncommon with this title), some foxing and offsetting to (plain) endpapers, offsetting from brown paper to limitation page, else tight and internally bright.
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