12 fables of Aesop.

Standardized Title:
Aesop's fables. English. Selections.
Other Title:
Twelve fables of Aesop.
[Limited ed.
New York, Museum of Modern Art, c1954]
[40] unnumbered pages illustrations 22 cm.
Place of Publication:
United States New York (State) New York.
The starved farmer and his fat dogs
The fishermen with the stone in their net
The caged nightingale and the intelligent bat
The man bitten by a flea
The hare with ability and the tortoise with staying power
The bee-keeper robbed and stung
The ambitious woman and the fat hen
The crab in the mouth of the fox
The gnat, the lion, and the spiderweb
The jackdaw with eclectic plumage
The flattered raven and the crafty fox
The stag in his own opinion.
"Linoleum blocks by Antonio Frasconi to illustrate Twelve fables of Aesop newly narrated by Glenway Wescott."
"This book, the first in a series of limited editions to be published by The Museum of Modern Art under the direction of Monroe Wheeler, has been designed and printed by Joseph Blumenthal at the Spiral Press, New York, on Rives mould-made paper ... The edition is limited to 975 numbered copies and 25 lettered review copies, all signed by Mr. Frasconi, Mr. Wescott and Mr. Blumenthal."
Designed by Atha Tehon.
Local notes:
Tehon Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2014 by Susan Tehon.
Tehon Collection copy has portion of glassine wrapper, is housed in slip case and is 28 cm.
Tehon Collection copy is no. 783 signed by Antonio Frasconi, Glenway Wescott and Joseph Blumenthal.
Penn Provenance:
Gotham Book Mart (former owner) (Gotham Book Mart Collection copy)
Tehon, Atha (former owner) (Tehon Collection copy)
Tehon, Susan (donor)
Frasconi, Antonio (autograph) (Tehon Collection copy)
Wescott, Glenway, 1901-1987 (autograph) (Tehon Collection copy)
Blumenthal, Joseph, 1897-1990 (autograph) (Tehon Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
Wescott, Glenway, 1901-1987.
Frasconi, Antonio.
Tehon, Atha.
Gotham Book Mart Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Atha Tehon Thiras Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
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