London: Raphael Tuck. Edited by Capt. Edric Vredenburg. 12 color plates plus many black & white text illustrations. 140 pages + ads, 8vo, cloth-backed glossy pictorial boards; scattered foxing and staining in margins of a few pages, covers edgeworn, and with neat repair at front joint. London: Raphael Tuck, n.d. (c. 1910). A very good(-) copy.
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Barcelona: Juan Francisco Piferrer, 1835. Arregladas a la Ultima Ortografia de la Academia, Mejoradas y Anadidas en esta Nueva Edicion. 108 text woodcuts by Jose Vilanova. 285pp. + 6pp. index. Small 8vo, contemporary vellum, title inked by hand on front cover, backstrip slightly chipped at tail; small water stain to corner of first 2 leaves. Barcelona: Juan Francisco Piferrer, 1835. Rare, charmingly illustrated Spanish edition of Aesop's fables. This edition not found in NUC or BMC. With the signature of.....
Oxford: Limited Editions Club, 1933. Translated by Samuel Croxall. Bibliographical note by Victor Scholderer. Woodcut on title page, numerous facsimiles of Florentine woodcuts throughout. Title in red, 211pp., small 4to, vellum-backed marbled boards, t.e.g.Oxford: The Limited Editions Club, 1933. Very good (+). Limited Edition, one of 1500 numbered copies arranged by Bruce Rogers and signed by him.
Waltham Saint Lawrence: Golden Cockerel, 1926. Translated by Sir Roger L'Estrange. Wood engraved illustrations by Celia M. Fiennes. 94 pages. Tall 8vo, linen-backed brown boards, uncut edges. Waltham Saint Lawrence: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1926. Limited Edition - number 267 of 325 copies. A fine copy, lacking the dust wrapper. One of 350 numbered copies.
Paris: Harrison, 1931. Illustrated with fifty drawings by Alexander Calder. 124pp. Tall thin 8vo, original boards with blue printed d.w (wrappers slightly foxed); uncut edges, 2-piece red board slipcase is broken. (Paris): Harrison of Paris, (1931). A near fine copy in a good slipcase. From a total edition of 615 copies printed on Auvergne hand-made paper, this is one of only 20 marked "not for sale". The fifth publication of Harrison of Paris.
New York: Abrams, 1989. Introduction by Everett Fahy. Fables Translated from the Greek by Bernard McTigue. Illustrated throughout with 151 color facsimiles. 175pp. Slim square 4to, gilt- stamped navy blue cloth, d.w. New York: Abrams, (1989). One corner very slightly bumped, still a near fine copy in a near fine dust wrapper. Inscribed by Fahy on the title page, to Shirley Hazzard & Francis Steegmuller. Reproductions of the elegantly-illuminated 15th century Florentine manuscript, traced to the library of Lorenzo de.....
New York: Abrams, 1989. Introduction by Everett Fahy. Fables Translated from the Greek by Bernard McTigue. Illustrated throughout with 151 color facsimiles. 175pp. Slim square 4to, gilt- stamped navy blue cloth, d.w. New York: Abrams, (1989). A fine copy in a fine dust wrapper, inscribed by Fahy on the title page. Reproductions of the elegantly-illuminated 15th century Florentine manuscript, traced to the library of Lorenzo de Medici's son, Piero.
New York: Viking, 1947. Edited and illustrated with 20 wood engravings by Boris Artzybasheff. 86pp. Thin 8vo, red cloth with paper labels on cover and spine (top of front cover slightly faded and with small white stain below label). New York: Viking Press, 1947. Fifth printing. A very good copy, with a full page original pen and ink drawing and 3 line presentation by the artist on the half-title.
London: Heinemann, 1929. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham with 24 color plates, 12 tinted plates, and 66 black & white drawings in the text. 549pp. Thick tall 8vo, brownish pictorial cloth with gilt lettering (spine repaired). William Heinemann, 1929. Later printing. A good(+) copy. Humorous parodies of medieval folklore and poetry.
London: Dent, 1898. 12 color plates with tissue guards, 90 in-text figures, and pictorial end papers, all by Arthur Rackham. xxiv, 638pp. Thick 8vo, original green gilt pictorial cloth (light wear at spine ends; front end paper detached and with bookplate), t.e.g., uncut edges. London: J.M. Dent, 1898. First edition with these illustrations. A very good copy. Latimore & Haskell 11. Humorous parodies of medieval folklore and poetry.
London: Edward Dod, 1646. Title & text within double ruled borders throughout; some decorative with woodcut initials and headpieces. , 386 pages. Short folio, rebound in recent full brown calf; red morocco label gilt and with minimal blind-stamped details. London: Printed by T[homas] H[arper] for Edward Dod, 1646. First edition. License leaf is mounted; title has several neat professional repairs at margins; light foxing throughout, somewhat heavier on first and last pages; several ex-library inkstamps throughout and with some contemporary.....
London: David Nutt, 1897. Illustrated with woodcut devices by Walter Crane. xii, 289 pages. Thick square 8vo, original white printed cloth (somewhat soiled and with sunned spine); uncut edges. London: David Nutt, printed at the Chiswick Press, 1897. A very good(-) copy Preface: The author is desirous that the version now printed should be considered as altogether superseding that which he published in 1894. Masse pp. 50.
London: Davies, 1773. With an Italian Translation, by Gian Francesco Giorgetti. 365, pp. 8vo, contemporary calf, leather label; (spine ends slightly worn, covers scuffed, inner hinge strengthened). London: T. Davies, 1773. Good. Text in English with an Italian translation on the opposite page. Lowndes II, p. 870.
London: Knapton, 1747. 2 vols., from two different editions, uniformly bound in cont. gilt green calf; a.e.g. Vol. 1: Title vignette and 51 superb copper engravings by W. Kent and J. Wootton. 194pp. 8vo. London: J. Tonson and J. Watts, 1729. Vol. 2: Frontis., title vignette and 16 fine copperplates by H. Gravelot. 155pp. 8vo. London: J. and P. Knapton, and T. Cox, 1747. The Third Edition. Very good. Sixty-six fables by the famous English poet and playwright. "Apart from.....
Blake, William & Neagle: 1793. Frontispiece, engraved title page, and 67 fine oval vignette engravings. 2 parts in 1 volume. 256 pages. Tall 8vo, contemporary calf (neatly re-cased and with both hinges mended). London: Darton & Harvey for F. & C. Rivington et al., 1793. Some light offsetting of the plates but otherwise a very clean copy with wide margins. Several engravings signed by G. Neagle.