Aesop’s Fables retold by Blanche Winder (Ward Lock, circa 1930s) illustrated by Harry Rountree

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Aesop's Fables | Blanche Winder | Ward Lock, circa 1930s | illustrated by Harry Rountree

 

Aesop’s Fables

retold by Blanche Winder
Ward, Lock & Co. Limited, [No Date] circa 1930s

A volume in the 48 colour plate (incl. endpapers) ‘Prince Charming’ series. Other titles in the series include ‘Alice in Wonderland’, ‘Hans Andersen’s Fairy Stories’, ‘Robin Hood’, ‘The Water-Babies’, and ‘Tales from Shakespeare’.

Nicely illustrated by Harry Rountree, this edition originally published 1924 in a pale green cloth. This copy undated and likely a 1930s reprint.

Hardback – publisher’s cloth with titles and decoration in black to spine and front, colour onlay plate to front board, pictorial endpapers. 340pp including colour plates, [4]pp publisher’s catalogue. 8.5 x 6.25 inches approx. (214mm x 160mm).

Aesop's Fables | Blanche Winder | Ward Lock, circa 1930s | illustrated by Harry RountreeAesop's Fables | Blanche Winder | Ward Lock, circa 1930s | illustrated by Harry Rountree

Cloth a touch dusty in places; spine slightly dulled, with a mark/stain to lower third; spine ends turned-in; square corners. Ownership inscriptions (dated 1938) to verso of front free endpaper and to half-title page; pages foxed throughout, heavy in places and especially to preliminaries and final few pages; occasional dusty mark or finger smudge to pages; spotted and dusty to edges of page-block.

Nonetheless, a nicely preserved copy – attractive with its bright covers.

£50.00

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