Arthur Rackham (1867-1939) was one of the premier illustrators of the early 20th Century. He illustrated many books, the first of which was published in 1893. Throughout his career he had developed a very individual style that is was to influence a whole generation of children, artists and other illustrators. His haunting humour and dreamlike ...Read MoreArthur Rackham (1867-1939) was one of the premier illustrators of the early 20th Century. He illustrated many books, the first of which was published in 1893. Throughout his career he had developed a very individual style that is was to influence a whole generation of children, artists and other illustrators. His haunting humour and dreamlike romance adds to the enchantment and fantasy of children's literature. This book 'Aesop's Fables' presents a collection of entertaining stories with thought-provoking morals along with Rackham's beautifully imaginative and humourous illustrations. Many of the earliest children's books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Pook Press are working to republish these classic works in affordable, high quality, colour editions, using the original text and artwork so these works can delight another generation of children.Read Less
G-: in Good condition. Lacking cloth to spine. Covers marked. Prelims browned. Previous owner's ink inscription to fep. Teg-remaining edges uncut. 290mm x 250mm (11" x 10"). xxix, 224pp. 13 tipped-in plates with captioned tissue-guards; many additional b/w plates and decorations. Signed by Rackham on the Limitation page.
Rackham, Arthur. Recased in light gray cloth spine and marbled boards. Teg. Fine. No Dust Jacket. 224 pages, 29.5 x 24 cm. Limited edition, copy 1135 of 1450. Thirteen mounted color plates with lettered tissue guards, and 53 drawings in black and white. LATIMORE & HASKELL p.38-39. Text generally clean, a few margins or corners toned.
A near fine, bright copy, with the tipped-in color plates fresh and bright (with printed tissue guards present); a few pages of text have light, offset tanning (as usual, offsetting from publisher's brown paper mounts), else text and illustrations are... (RACKHAM, Arthur). AESOP'S FABLES. A New Translation by V. S. Vernon Jones, With an Introduction by G. K. Chesterton and Illustrations by Arthur Rackham. Quarto, quarter cloth, paper-covered boards, gilt-stamped on front cover and spine (with pictorial, gilt-stamped design), top edge gilt, pp. xxix, 224, illustrated by Arthur Rackham, with frontispiece and 12 colour plates mounted on heavy brown paper with printed tissue-guards (complete, as issued). and also with 53 black-and-white drawings, 19 of which are full-page, by Arthur Rackham. Prints a seven-page introduction by G. K. Chesterton, written especially for this publication, and with a new translation of 'Aesop's Fables' by V. S. Vernon Jones. Limited, signed edition of Arthur Rackham's 'Aesop's Fables, ' with a new introduction by G. K. Chesterton, in publisher's scarce lidded box.
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