1856 · London
London: John Murray, 1856. New Edition. Hardcover. Very good. New Edition, with more than one hundred illustrations designed by John Tenniel. Lewis Carroll was so impressed by Tenniel's animated illustrations for this edition of Aesop's Fables, first published in 1848, that he chose the artist to illustrate Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865). From the library of Sir Francis Wyatt Truscott (1824-95), Lord Mayor of London in 1879-80, with his armorial bookplate to the front pastedown. Small octavo: xiv, 145 p. In a period one-half brown calf over marbled paper binding, with a burgundy calf spine label, decorative gilt stamping, and brown endpapers. Minor ink staining to the extremities of the last few leaves, not affecting the text, with a small chip to the bottom corner of the final leaf. A bit of rubbing to the marbled paper; otherwise very good.
(Inventory #: 73373)