The Fables of Aesop. Edward Julius Detmold, Illustrator.

The Fables of Aesop

London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1909. Hardcover. Unpaginated. 31 1/2 x 26 cm. Twenty-five full page color tipped-in plates by Detmold with lettered tissue guards. Limited edition, copy 108 of 750 signed by Edward J. Detmold. The hallmark of Detmold's style is the frequent combination of extremely naturalistic detail with a precise and delicate coloring reminiscent of Persian and Indian miniature painting. He and his twin brother exhibited at the Royal Academy at the age of thirteen They both were skilled printmakers; their early etching work of natural history subjects were influenced by Japanese color prints. Charles Maurice Detmold, his brother committed suicide in 1908 at the age of 25. After 1922, before age forty Detmold withdrew to live in obscurity in northern Wales where he died in 1957. Endpapers toned, owner inscription inside front cover, bookplate of George Kitchin, plates, text and covers bright and clean. Orig. publisher's pictorial cream cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt. Teg. Fine. Item #18568

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