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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.....
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.
Copenhagen: 1955. Translated from the Danish by R. P. Keigwin. 33 black & white illustrations by Marlie Brande. 81pp., unopened. Thin folio, printed stiff wrappers, chipped. Copenhagen, 1955. A very good copy, internally clean and un-read. One of 1000 English language copies published on the 150th anniversary of Andersen's birth.
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, 638 pages. 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: 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.
New York: Doubleday, 1923. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham, with 20 color plates and 29 drawings in black & white. Small 4to, rubricated title, handsomely rebound in 3/4 crimson morocco. New York: Doubleday, Page, 1923. Very good (+). Twenty Five stories that first appeared in the large volume of Grimm in 1909, with the same illustrations. Latimore & Haskell, p.53.