FRINK, Elisabeth. ~ Aesop's Fables.
No. 102 of 250 copies, signed and numbered by Elisabeth Frink. 4 original lithographs signed in pencil plus 47 illustrations by Frink, a few coloured, with original tissue guards. Designed and printed at The Curwen Press on Zerkall Butten paper. Text printed in purple and black. Oblong folio, orignal orange and citron morocco by Mansell with gilt design and lettering on upper cover, lettering in gilt on spine, top edge gilt, others uncut, in the original green slipcase. A very good, handsome copy, very slight darkening to the very edge of a couple of pages.
Frink’s first illustrated book. She was later to work on the monumental Canterbury Tales with Waddington, her main dealer, and an edition of Homer.
Elisabeth Frink (1930-1994) was a major British sculptor and printmaker particularly well know for her preoccupations with naturalistic subject matter and form. Aesop’s Fables were an obvious fit for her work making this a very pleasing book.