FABLES OF AESOP. Alexander Calder.


According to Sir Roger L'Estrange. With Fifty Drawings by Alexander Calder. [Paris:] Harrison of Paris | New York: Minton, Balch and Company, (1931). Original beige paper-covered boards with unlettered beige cloth spine, with dust jacket.

First Edition, printed in France, of which this is one of twenty copies on Auvergne hand-made paper designated "Not For Sale," as specified in the Publisher's Note. (There were also 595 numbered copies on Auvergne, plus 50 copies on Guarro Spanish rag paper.) The fifty drawings by Calder are quite whimsical, along the lines of his wire sculptures for which he is considerably more famous. This is a near-fine copy; the very scarce dust jacket, on which is reproduced one of Calder's drawings, is near-fine as well (very slight wear at the corners, one small chip out of the front flap). Quite uncommon in this condition. Item #8785

Price: $750.00

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