AESOP'S FABLES: A Classic Illustrated Edition by Russell & Bernard Higton--Eds. Ash

AESOP'S FABLES: A Classic Illustrated Edition

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Twenty-nine of Aesop's many fine illustrators are represented by the 60 reproductions here, including 17 by Rackham and more modest contributions from artists ranging from Caldecott, Crane, and Lucy Fitch Perkins (of twin-book fame) to Alexander Calder. A brief introduction catalogues the fables' history as a subject for illustration--apparently what is referred to on the jacket as ""introductory notes on the artists"" (a misleading exaggeration). The pungently concise text is uncredited, but is an acceptable alternative to the embroideries fashionable in recent versions. A notably handsome edition, especially useful for its well-chosen sampling of art, with handy access through an illustrators' index.

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 1990
Page count: 96pp
Publisher: Chronicle