Gooden's Aesop, one of 12 sets of Proofs

Aesop's Fables.

London: Published by George Harrap, 1935 - 1936.

Price: $12,500.00

About the item

Gooden, Stephen. One of 12 sets of proofs pulled before the copper plates were steel-faced, each plate being in the final state, and each signed by Gooden at lower right corner. A suite of proofs of the 12 engravings by Stephen Gooden for this book. 1 vols. All plates measure 6-3/8 x 4-11/16 in., except for the engraved title-page (9-7/8 x 7-1/2 in.) and final tail-piece (7-3/16 x 4-3/4 inches). Gooden's Aesop, one of 12 sets of Proofs. Mint set, in cloth portfolio, with tissue guards. Campbell Dodgson, 104-115.

Item #236767

A rare and desirable suite of plates for what is widely considered Gooden's magnum opus, his Aesop's Fables, published by Harrap in 1936 in a limited edition of only 533 copies.