The Fables of Aesop by Sir Roger L'Estrange. Alexander Calder, Illustrator.
The Fables of Aesop by Sir Roger L'Estrange

The Fables of Aesop by Sir Roger L'Estrange

Paris: Harrison of Paris, 1931. Calder, Alexander. 124 pages, [4], 26 x 19 cm. Limited edition, copy 159 of 595 on Auvergne hand-made paper. The scarce original paper knife decorated with Calder's bull drawing laid-in. Illustrated with 50 line drawings after Calder. ARTIST AND THE BOOK 47. "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." In hand crafted clam shell box by Laurie Bolger, Conservation Librarian, University Club Library, New York. From the library of Richard D. Friedlander with his bookplate laid-in. Some spotting to paper over boards. Gray/blue thick paper illustrated in dark blue over boards. Very good in red board chemise with paper label in fine dark gray clam shell box. Item #21238

Price: $1,200.00