Title Thomas Bewick & the Fables of Aesop. With an Original Leaf from the First Edition (1818) of The Fables of Aesop and a New Impression from one of Bewick's Original Wood Engravings.
Book Condition Collectible: Very Good
Jacket Condition Very Good
Edition First Edition
Publisher San Francisco, CA: Book Club of California, 1983
Illustrator Thomas Bewick.
Seller ID GG217-005
Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 175. LIMITED EDITION of 518 copies designed by Jack Werner Stauffacher of the Greenwood Press who took the new impressions of the original Bewick block, set in Monotype Bulmer by Mackenzie-Harris and lithographed by the Cloister Press, binding by the Schuberth Bookbindery. 4to. 10 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches. 58,  pp. Frontispiece portrait of Bewick, title page and text printed in black and red inks, Foreword by John Borden and Janet Krueger, an original leaf from the first edition of The Fables of Aesop (pages 179-180 with a woodcut from "The Frogs and the Fighting Bulls") tipped-in AND 1 6-page excerpt "The Preface Dedicatory" from the original publication - leaves A2 -A4, pages (iii-viii) bound-in with Bewick's signature in facsimile, a new impression from Bewick's original wood engraving for The Boys and the Frogs, an essay entitled "A Man Inspired" by John W. Borden, another essay entitled "Illustrator of Fables" by Janet S. Krueger, numerous Bewick vignettes throughout the text; text clean, un-marked. Brown paper over boards, printed paper spine label, plain white dust-jacket; binding square and tight, jacket with light soiling and shelf wear. Fine in Very Good jacket. This is the Club's sixteenth leaf book; it is exceptional in that one of the leaves is a new impression from an original wood engraving printed especially for this publication, and, in addition, this copy also has the dedicatory preface leaves bound in. REFERENCES: De Hamel and Silver, Disbound and Dispersed, No. 179; Harlan, The Two Hundredth Book, No. 175.
John W. Borden, Janet S. Krueger, Thomas Bewick, Fables of Aesop, Book Club of California, Leaf Book, Jack Werner Stauffacher, Greenwood Press, Fine Press, Limited Edition