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Aesop’s Fables Illustrated by Harry Rountree circa 1940

Aesop’s Fables Illustrated by Harry Rountree circa 1940


A rare example of Aesop’s Fables illustrated by Harry Rountree and published by The Children’s Press is for sale. This edition of Aesop’s Fables is not dated but was published by The Children’s Press in circa 1940 and measures 7.50 x 10.00 inches (approximately).


This stunning edition of Aesop’s Fables contains the following 30 fables:


1.    The Frog and the Ox
2.    The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse
3.    The Wolf and the Crane
4.    The Fighting Cocks and the Eagle
5.    The Wolf and the Lamb
6.    The Ass, The Fox and The Lion
7.    The Horse and The Stag
8.    The Cock and The Jewels
9.    The Husband and The Stork
10.    The Hare and The Tortoise
11.    The Bundle of Sticks
12.    The Old Hound
13.    The Mice In Council
14.    The Arab and The Camel
15.    The Cat and The Fox
16.    The Cat and the Mice
17.    The Fox and The Monkey
18.    The Sick Stag
19.    The Kite, The Frog And The Mouse
20.    The Wolf and The Shepherd
21.    The Fox and The Goat
22.    The Fox and The Lion
23.    The Miller, His Son and Their Ass
24.    The Tortoise and The Eagle
25.    The Fox and The Stork
26.    The Thief and His Mother
27.    The Countryman and The Snake
28.    The Bees, The Drones and The Wasps
29.    The Charger and The Ass
30.    The Travellers and The Bear


There are 4 full-page colour illustrations by Harry Rountree and numerous smaller black and white illustrations.


The binding has a wonderful large full colour illustration from the Aesop’s Fable Tortoise and the Hare; with the back board bearing an advertisement for Ovaltine; and the spine with the title “Aesop’s Fables” in large blue letters.


The original binding is in Good + condition being complete but with edge wear, knocks to the corners, ager toning and small pen marks to the back board, bumps to the top and bottom of the spine, and small loss of surface paper to the top of the spine.  However, the binding is sound and still very attractive. Please see the images.


The pages are thick, unpaginated, browned and has a number of very neat (overall) colouring in to some of the pages, with some of the colour illustrations partially detached from the book, but still bound-in. Please see the images.


This is an attractive children’s illustrated book that will make a great addition to any book collection.