Aesop's Fables. Aesop.
Aesop's Fables.
Aesop's Fables.
Aesop's Fables.
Aesop's Fables.
Aesop's Fables.
(20th Century)

Aesop's Fables.

Artzybasheff, Boris (illus.)

NY: Viking Press, 1933. First edition. Inscribed by the illustrator, Boris Artzybasheff, to Dorothy Lathrop. Twenty of Artzybasheff's inventive, cartoonish wood engravings illustrate ninety of Aesop's famed fables. Artzybasheff's work, both in book illustration and commerical art, adopted the graphic and the grotesque, imbuing humanity, both in implicit emotion and explicit anthropomorphish, into animals and machines. His book Seven Simeons was chosen as the Caldecott Honor Book for 1938, and his inscription here links him to another Caldecott winner in Lathrop. Bound in full red cloth with paper labels to spine and upper cover, the latter showing Artzybasheff's illustration of a bookish donkey. Some exterior soiling, trace foxing to edges of text, else near fine in near fine pictorial dust wrapper, which shows expected chipping and discoloration to spine. Item #30986

Price: $950.00

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