Vernon Jones, V. S
. London: William Heinemann/NY: Doubleday, Page, and Co. . London/NY ,
PA3855.E5 V47 1912b (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This book has a twofold claim to fame. First, it is a first edition of Rackham's Aesop's Fables. Thus the colored illustrations are thus very well done, and protected by slipsheets with the name of the illustration at the middle of the sheet. The second unusual feature of the book is the suede cover that surrounds the book. It is imprinted with the design on the cover of most editions, with animals in the four corners and designs of grapes and leaves beneath the top two animals, the lion and the bear. Underneath embossed gold printing is the central design that gathers a number of animals. Alas, the suede is just beginning to deteriorate. The end-papers inside are already in poor condition. The spine, which is hard to get a sense of with this cover, is weak, and pages are starting to separate. T of C and list of illustrations. Both the colored and black-and-white illustrations are very well done.