SPIRAL PRESS. FRASCONI, Antonio. ~ The Fables of Aesop, Newly Narrated by Glenway Westcott.
Illustrated with linoleum blocks by Antonio Frasconi. One of 975 copies, this no. 239, signed by Frasconi, Westcott and printer Joseph Blumenthal. Designed and printed by Joseph Blumenthal at the Spiral Press. Handset in Emerson type and printed on Rives mould-made paper. 4to., original quarter red cloth backed patterned paper covered boards, lettering in gilt to spine, original black slipcase with printed paper label (a little worn and rubbed to extremities). Spine mildly faded, small bookseller label to rear pastedown, otherwise a good copy.
The first of a series of limited editions published by The Museum of Modern Art under the direction of Monroe Wheeler. The fables include The Bee-keeper Robbed and Stung, The Ambitious Woman and the Fat Hen and The Stag in His Own Opinion.
Inscribed on the colophon by Joseph Blumenthal to poet Harold Corbin – ‘This is one of my favourite books’ – in April of 1990.