A Type Specimen of Baskerville: Several Fables of Aesop.
. Harold Berliner . Nevada City, Calif.
PA3855.E5 H36 1971 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Six fables from Handford's Penguin translation give Berliner a chance to show off specimens of his lovely type, specifically 12 point Roman, Bold, and Italic and 8 point, 10 point, and 12 point Roman with Italic. Wonderful, strong three-color illustrations (orange, yellow, and blue/gray) set off the stories in a Santa Fe style. The strongest of the illustrations is that for SW. A rare story is the last, The Lion and the Ass. I was so lucky to find this book among many private press books! It is precisely in order to bring together such rare books as this that I collect fable editions.