An Argosy of Fables
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1921.
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1921. Large Paper Edition. Limited to 365 copies signed by Bransom. Large quarto (11 3/8 x 8 1/2 inches; 289 x 217 mm.). Publishers quarter red buckram over cream parchment boards, front cover decoratively stamped in red and gilt, spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut, color pictorial endpapers. Collating [ii], xxiv (including color pictorial title-page), , [1, blank], 485, [3, blank]. Twenty-four mounted color plates. A near fine copy.
A compendium of fables from across times and nations, An Argosy includes Classical and Modern works from Rome, England, Armenia, China, Turkey, Russia, India and Persia. Across the works, each guiding readers toward morals for living better lives, it becomes clear that every culture shares the impulse to teach through story-telling. Beautifully illustrated. Near Fine (Item #3574)