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The Fables of Aesop.

Stock Code 112751

Waltham Saint Lawrence, The Golden Cockerel Press, 1926

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An exceptional copy of an important illustrated edition of Aesop's Fables, the text taken from the 1692 edition of L'Estrange's translation, with wood-engraved silhouettes by the Central School of Arts and Crafts illustrator Celia M. Fiennes (1902-1998). Finely bound in green morocco by Bayntun-Riviere, the upper panel onlaid with cockerel design in red.

'The work of the engravers of Golden Cockerel books gives the Press its greatest distinction and made a whole period of woodcut revival' (Franklin).

Limited edition, number 250 of 350 copies; large 8vo (26 x 16.5 cm); bookplate to front free endpaper verso, illustrated wood-engraved silhouettes by Celia M. Fiennes; green morocco by Bayntun-Riviere, upper panel with cockerel design onlaid in red, within quadruple gilt frame, spine lettered in gilt, top-edge gilt, others uncut, slight offsetting to margins of endpapers, minor abrasion to rear panel, otherwise fine;[2], v, [1], 94, [2]pp.

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Provenance: Captain Richard Campbell, OBE, RN (bookplate).

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The Fables of Aesop.

AESOP; L'Estrange, Sir Roger (translator).

Stock code: 112751

$2,319.00

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