by Aesop; V.S. Vernon Jones
Illustrated by Arthur Rackham
Published by William Heinemann. 1st. 1912
Almost very good condition. Numerous memorable illustrations including 13 colour plates. Contains several self-caricatures of Rackham, including him in the guise of the 'new master' who gives the black boy a 'good scrubbing', and the man who catches a flea! Available in two separate trade editions, this is the green cloth binding with gilt titles and decorations. Green/white pictorial endpapers. 223 pages. 8 x 6". Introduction by G.K. Chesterton. New translation by Jones.
Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Spine a little faded at top. Couple of hinges are cracked. Small bookseller's label to bottom of front pastedown. Browning to endpapers. Name and date to half title page. Foxing to contents. Some grubby marks to page edges. One plate has ragged edges. Other plates are in very good condition.
Stock no. 1406453