Limited Editions Club - Aesop's Fables: Samuel Croxall's Translation.


Limited Editions Club - Aesop's Fables: Samuel Croxall's Translation.

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Aesop's Fables: Samuel Croxall's Translation with a bibliographical note by Victor Scholdrer and numerous facsimiles of Florentine woodcuts. Large 8vo, 26cm, pp.xviii,211, The Limited Editions Club, New York, 1933.

Title in red and black, the text set by hand in the Fell types and printed by John Johnson at the Oxford University Press on Barcham Green handmade paper, Number 1,109 of 1,500 copies with the colophon signed by Bruce Rogers. Parchment-backed paste paper boards, spine titled in gilt, gold top. Lacks slipcase, else a fine copy.             

(Haas 164, Kent 383, Quarto-Millenary 47, Rogers & Hendrickson 43-47) In 1939 Rogers said that of all the books he had designed, thirty or so might be considered entirely successful. This lovel edition of  Aesop's Fables was one of the. It was the first - and best - book that Rogers designed for the Limited Editions Club.

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