1912 Aesop’s Fables 1ed ARTHUR RACKAHM Illustrated Hare Tortoise Boy Cried Wolf

AESOP; RACKHAM, Arthur (Illus.); JONES, V.S. Vernon (Transl.); CHESTERTON, G.K.

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Aesop’s Fables,” as translated by V. S. Vernon Jones, offers an early 20th-century take on 300 fables taken from the classic collection, each a time-honored parable encapsulating human virtues and follies. G.K. Chesterton provides an insightful introduction, pondering the lasting appeal and moral gravity of these simple yet profound tales. Arthur Rackham’s incredible illustrations accommodate the fables throughout with 13 captivating, tipped-in colored plates and 53 meticulous black-and-white drawings, some of which appear to include self-caricatures. Among the many lessons conveyed through cunning foxes, industrious ants, and plodding tortoises, the fables include familiar tales like “The Hare and the Tortoise,” “The Fox and the Grapes,” and “The Boy Who Cried Wolf,” each a gem of wisdom passed down through the ages. Rackham’s artistry not only embellishes the pages but also deepens the reader’s connection to the timeless wisdom of Aesop’s tales, where animals speak, and human truths are laid bare.

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1912 Aesop’s Fables 1ed ARTHUR RACKAHM Illustrated Hare Tortoise Boy Cried Wolf

 

Aesop’s Fables,” as translated by V. S. Vernon Jones, offers an early 20th-century take on 300 fables taken from the classic collection, each a time-honored parable encapsulating human virtues and follies. G.K. Chesterton provides an insightful introduction, pondering the lasting appeal and moral gravity of these simple yet profound tales. Arthur Rackham’s incredible illustrations accommodate the fables throughout with 13 captivating, tipped-in colored plates and 53 meticulous black-and-white drawings, some of which appear to include self-caricatures. Among the many lessons conveyed through cunning foxes, industrious ants, and plodding tortoises, the fables include familiar tales like “The Hare and the Tortoise,” “The Fox and the Grapes,” and “The Boy Who Cried Wolf,” each a gem of wisdom passed down through the ages. Rackham’s artistry not only embellishes the pages but also deepens the reader’s connection to the timeless wisdom of Aesop’s tales, where animals speak, and human truths are laid bare.

 

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AESOP; RACKHAM, Arthur (Illus.); JONES, V.S. Vernon (Transl.); CHESTERTON, G.K.

 

Aesop’s Fables. A New Translation by V.S. Vernon Jones with an Introduction by G.K. Chesterton and Illustrations by Arthur Rackham.

 

London: William Heinemann; New York: Doubleday, Page and Co., 1912. First Edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete
    • xxix, [1], 223, [1]
    • 66 Illustrations
      • 13 tipped-in color plates (including frontispiece)
      • 53 black-and-white illustrations
    • Reference(s): Hudson, Arthur Rackham His Life and Work, pg. 94; Latimore/Haskell, pg. 38-39; Riall 111
      • “Arthur Rackham’s primary intention was to amuse…he was often his own model; there are several self-caricatures to be detected in Aesop’s Fables. He is the man who catches the flea, the pompous gentleman who scolds the drowning boy, the credulous slave-owner who scrubs the black boy.” (Hudson)
    • Language: English
    • Binding: Hardcover; tight and secure
      • Green cloth with pictorial label
    • Size: ~8.25in X 6.5in (21cm x 16.5cm)

 

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41639

Category

Literature

Authors

AESOP; RACKHAM, Arthur (Illus.); JONES, V.S. Vernon (Transl.); CHESTERTON, G.K.

Printing Date

20th Century

Language

English

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete