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Some of Aesop’s Fables  

Randolph Caldecott

First Edition

1883



Randolph Caldecott Some of Aesop’s Fables with Modern Instances Shewn in Designs is for sale.    


Randolph Caldecott Some of Aesop’s Fables has the original brown binding which measures 11.25 x 9.00 inches (approx) when closed.  The front board has a large Randolph Caldecott illustration of frogs on a desert island looking up at a stork with a crown on its head.  The back board has an illustration of a bird perched upon a branch of a tree holding the Macmillan logo in its beak.  The spine has the title ‘Some of Aesop’s Fables R. Caldecott’.



The Randolph Caldecott Some of Aesop’s Fables original brown decorated binding is in Very Good and attractive condition with marks to the front board, lighter marks to the back board, and knocks to the top and bottom of the spine.  However, this binding feels very smooth and fresh for a book that is over 130 years of age.



Randolph Caldecott Some of Aesop’s Fables contains 20 Aesop’s Fables that includes


  1. The Fox and the Crow,
  2. The Ass in the Lion’s Skin,
  3. The Fisherman and the Little Fish,
  4. The Jackdaw and the Doves,
  5. The Coppersmith and His Puppy,
  6. The Frogs Desiring a King,
  7. The Dog and the Wolf,
  8. The Stag Looking into the Water,
  9. The Frogs and the Fighting Bulls,
  10. The Lion and Other Beasts,
  11. The Fox and the Stork,
  12. The Horse and the Stag,
  13. The Cock and the Jewel,
  14. The Ass the Lion and the Cock,
  15. The Wolf and the Lamb,
  16. The Man and His Two Wives,
  17. The Fox without a Tail,
  18. The Eagle and the Fox,
  19. The Ox and the Frog, and
  20. The Hawk Chasing a Dove.



Randolph Caldecott Some of Aesop’s Fables is a first edition book published in London in 1883 by Macmillan.


The Aesop’s Fables are from (then) new translations by Alfred Caldecott with illustrations by Randolph Caldecott.  The stunning engravings throughout this Aesop’s Fables book are by J.D. Cooper.  Please note that Alfred Caldecott (1850-1936) is the brother of Randolph Caldecott (1846-1886).


The Randolph Caldecott Some of Aesop’s Fables has 79 numbered pages with plain white front endpapers and rear endpapers, the Half Title Page, the Title Page, the Index Page, a Note from Alfred Caldecott and twenty Aesop’s Fables superbly illustrated by Randolph Caldecott.


The Randolph Caldecott Some of Aesop’s Fables pages are in overall Very Good condition with a small retailer’s label to the plain front pastedown, a light inscription in pencil to the Title Page, and light foxing to the front endpapers, the rear endpapers and to the Half Title Page.  The pages are overall very clean and tightly bound in.



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