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

2015.7.53

Kathleen V. Roberts Collection of Decorated Publishers' Bindings

J.B. Rundell

Ernest Henry Griset

Lee & Shepard

Boston

1878

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.

Aesop

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