In its' original container and original dust jacket, this is a limited, signed and numbered edition of AN ARGOSY OF FABLES, #324 of 365 printed. "A Representative Selection From the Fable Literature of Every Age And Land Selected And Edited by Frederick Taber Cooper With Twenty-Four Illustrations in Color by Paul Bransom". A First Edition published by Frederick A. Stokes Company, New York, NY in 1921. Signed by the illustrator, Paul Bransom on the dedication page. This rare and wonderful 485 page book of fables contains 24 tipped-in color plates along with 447 fables throughout the ages from many of the master storytellers. Book is in near fine condition and with its' original dust jacket and stored in its' original container. The container has wear around the top edges, corners and split at one corner. Title lettering in gilt and the paste-on illustration in great condition with a few light scratches. The paste-on illustration mirrors one of the tipped-in story illustrations. Dust jacket is near fine with some of the gilded letters flaked and corner tip wear. Remainder of the unclipped jacket is blank. Jacket protected in clear acid free mylar sleeve. Boards clean with a bump to lower corner tip of front board. Internally, this book is near fine with no pen, pencil or other markings noted other then the illustrator's signature and limited edition copy number. Pages very clean, illustrated end pages clean and colorful and text block upper edge in gilt and side and bottom edges deckled (rough cut). Amazing illustrations that are bright, clean and colorful and all present with no bends or scratches. Frontis illustration with protective tissue guard. According to the July 22nd, 1979 issue of the New York Times on page 39, Paul Bransom was known as the "Dean of American Animal Artists". He died on July 19th, 1974 at the age of 94. Height of book is 11 3/4" and width is 9". There are 485 pages as called for. This book is complete and all illustrations present and in excellent condition. Container top is 12 1/4" by 9 1/2". Container bottom is 12" by 9 1/4".


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