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Aesop's Fables Illustrated by Ernest Griset / J.B. Rundell


Kathleen V. Roberts Collection of Decorated Publishers' Bindings


8-1/2 in

J.B. Rundell

Ernest Henry Griset



United States

North America


Publisher's Binding- Victorian

Unusual and striking decorative cover in dark grey cloth depicting a man lying on a forest floor surrounded by black stamped tree trunks and exposed roots confronted by a gilt stamped axe-wielding grim reaper. Based on a Griset engraving for the fable "Mercury and the Woodman." Titles in red are woven throughout the trees. Eerily grim and haunting. Gilt decoration to spine. Beveled edges. All edges gilt.


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