Aesop's Fables 1814 Chiswick Press 111 wood engravings leather miniature bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Illustrated books of 19th century- near miniature books.
Aesop's Fables Embellished with One Hundred and Eleven Emblematic Devices.
1814, London, Chiswick Press. pp. 260.
From the personal library of noted miniature book collector Ruth Adomeit (author of the Thumb Bible bibliography).
Period red morocco full leather binding, spine richly gilt decorated, covers with ornate gilt outlines and turn-ins. Marbled end papers, all edges gilt.
Front cover detached. One signature slightly protruding, otherwise clean, tight and sound. Delightful assortment of 111 miniature wood engraved allegorical vignette illustrations throughout.
A scarce/ rare near-miniature illustrated book.
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Remains a charming and pleasing little book.
Book measures: 4 7/8" H X 3" W.