(LEAF BOOKS). (Bewick, Thomas). Borden, John W. & Kreuger, Janet THOMAS BEWICK & THE FABLES OF AESOP
San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1983. First edition, one of 518 copies. Publication #175. Large quarto. Hardcover. Very fine in brown boards and paper spine label; in undecorated cream-colored dust wrapper. A pair of essays, the first, a biographical sketch of illustrator/engraver Bewick, and the second, a history of his FABLES OF AESOP. With a note on references.
Tipped in are an original LEAF from the first edition (1818), and a new impression from one of Bewick's original wood engravings; with nine additional in-text illustrations from the first edition, and frontispiece portrait of Bewick.