Thomas Bewick’s Fables of Aesop and Others – special edition


Thomas Bewick’s Fables of Aesop and Others. 1980. Introduced by Iain Bain, with appendices – The Croxall Connection by Graham Williams and The Preliminary Drawings by Iain Bain. Special ed. 80. (122 x 182mm) 40pp. The standard edition text bound in quarter speckled calf with glazed canvas boards with a paper label, titled in gold on the spine. With a suite of 19 proofs printed by R. Hunter Middleton from the original Bewick woodblocks on Japanese style papers, at his Cherryburn Press in Chicago, individually mounted in green Ingres paper over card and titled (120 x 181mm). Contained in a cloth covered presentation box with a printed spine label (141 x 204mm). A single copy available. £350.00.