"Aesop's Fables - A New Version" was written by Munro Leaf and illustrated by Robert Lawson. This Heritage Press, vintage child's book was published in 1941 and was part of The Heritage Illustrated Bookshelf collection.
The dust jacket of the collectible book reads, "...This edition of Aesop's Fables might be called a memorial edition. It happens to be published on the 2500th anniversary of Aesop's supposed death. Supposed, that is, because no one knows certainly whether the wisee and witty Aesop every actually lived."
The book is beautifully illustrated with brown full page and accent illustrations. Complete with its dust jacket this book is in good vintage condition. The illustrated dust jacket has a red and grey illustration on the cover with the title on the red spine. The spine of the dust jacket has a few tears and is worn at the top and bottom. There is some mild scuffing and wear along the jacket's cover's top edge. The inside flap has a price clipped on the top corner.
The book itself is in very good condition. There has been some reaction to the glue used on the endpapers and thus some discoloration to the inside of the boards. The book has maroon cloth boards with a gilded title and decoration on the cover. The inside pages are clean and minimally yellowed. This classic book measures approximately 9 1/2 inches by 6 1/4 inches and will be shipped Media Mail unless otherwise requested.
A sweet collectible book to read aloud or add to your children's literature collection.
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