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Books illustrated by Arthur Rackham
AESOP. Aesop's Fables. A New Translation by V. S. Vernon Jones with an Introduction by G. K. Chesterton. London: William Heinemann, 1912. 4°. Half title, mounted coloured frontispiece and 12 plates by Arthur Rackham, illustrations, some full-page. Original white cloth gilt, top edges gilt, others uncut (some light spotting to cover edges). Provenance: "With fondest love, Xmas 1912" (inscription on front free endpaper). NUMBER 992 OF 1,450 COPIES SIGNED BY THE ARTIST. Latimore & Haskell p.38; Riall p.111.
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