Fables of Aesop.

, Alexander. Fables of Aesop according to Sir Roger L'Estrange. [6], 124, [10] pp. Illustrated with 50 reproductions of drawings by Alexander Calder printed in black. 4to., bound in the original paper over boards, in a new red half morocco folding box. Paris: Harrison of Paris, 1931.

A goodcopy of Calder's most charming book. "Calder has not experimented with original print media, but has illustrated books with drawings, here reproduced by a fine French craftsman. To date his illustrations have all been for animal subjects and fables" (Garvey, p. 38). The book is beautifully printed on handmade paper and is an important example of modern book illustration. This is one of the 20 copies on Auvergne handmade paper marked "not for sale". There were also 595 copies copes for sale. With occasional unobtrusive foxing.

The Artist and the Book 47. Museum of Modern Art 29.

Item nr. 163270
Price: $1,250.00

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