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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Mannheim: Academicis, 1768. Edited by Franc. Josephi Desbillons. Illustrated with fine copperplate engravings. 2 volumes bound in 1, very thick small 8vo, 3/4 vellum (corners a bit tattered), 615 pages, top edge red, rubricated edges. Mannheim: Academicis, 1768. a Very good (+) copy.
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.
Madrid: Antonio Perez de Soto, 1745. Title page woodcut vignette. , 3-175 leaves. Thick 12mo, full contemporary vellum; well-worn and crinkled but sound, with marginal stains on first 20 leaves. Madrid: En la Officina de Antonio Perez de Soto, 1745. Overall a good solid copy.
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.
Fleetwood: Golden Eagle, 1935. 30 unnumbered pages. Thin folio, parchment-backed patterned boards. Fleetwood, New York: The Golden Eagle Press, 1935. Scarce. Near fine. One of only 100 copies printed on Japan vellum.
London: Longmans, 1845. Preface by S. Naylor. 8vo, title page in red, blue and black. 55, ccli pp. 3/4/ brown morocco, marbled boards, a.e.g. London: Longmans, 1845, Printed by Richards. First edition of this version. A beautifully printed book. Very good (+).
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.
New York: Viking, 1933. Edited and illustrated with 20 wood engravings by Artzybasheff. 86pp. Thin 8vo, red cloth with paper labels on cover and spine (top of spine rubbed). New York: Viking Press, 1933. First edition. A very good(+) copy.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1992. 214 pages, 8vo, black cloth dust wrapper. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1992. First edition. A near fine copy in a near fine dust wrapper. Inscribed on the front free endpaper: "For Barbara with love, Louis."
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1992. 214 pages (foxing to top and fore-edges, not affecting interior). 8vo, black cloth spine over black boards, dust wrapper. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1992. First edition. A very good(+) copy in a very good(+) dust wrapper. Signed in full on the front free endpaper by Auchincloss.
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: Oxford University Press, 1970. Translated from the Dutch original by Caxton. Edited by N.F. Blake. Folding black and white frontispiece. 8vo, gilt stamped brown cloth. London: Oxford University Press, 1970. A near fine copy.
New York: Stokes, 1921. Frontispiece and 24 tipped-in color illustrations by Paul Bramsom. 485pp., large 4to, gilt-pictorial black cloth; (spine ends chipped). New York: Stokes, (1921). Very good.
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.
New York: McBride, 1923. 20 illustrations, including 4 in color, by Dugald Walker. 157pp., 8vo, gilt-decorated teal cloth; rubbed, lightly edgeworn, small tear to upper margin of page 3/4 New York: Robert M. McBride & Company, 1923. A very good copy.
Barre: Imprint Society, 1970. Wood engravings by Lewis Tyler. 36 illustratrations. xix + 234pp., 8vo, cloth-backed decorative boards, slipcase. Barre: Imprint Society, 1970. A fine copy in a rubbed and lightly worn slipcase.. Number 1815 of 1950 copies.
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...