Aesop’s Fables: Retold, Illustrated with Woodcuts, and Printed by Elfriede Abbe. Aesop.

Aesop’s Fables: Retold, Illustrated with Woodcuts, and Printed by Elfriede Abbe.

1950. Ithica, New York: Elfriede Abbe, 1950.

4to, [vi], 70, [2 index] pp., woodcut title-page, five full-page woodcuts and numerous smaller woodcuts of animals, scenes and figures from the text. Quarter black cloth and marbled paper boards, printed paper label inlaid to backstrip. Board edges slightly rubbed, occasional faint finger smudges, ex-library copy with bookplate, call number written in white on the backstrip, and library book card on terminal pastedown; very good.

§ First edition thus, five hundred copies were printed of which this is number 314, signed in ink by Elfriede Abbe. The woodcuts were printed directly from the original blocks, and the text was printed from hand-set type. Item #106605

Price: $275.00

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