Aesop's Fables. Retold by Blanche Winder. With 48 colour plates.
London: Ward, Lock & Co. Limited, 1924. First edition thus, as first with Rountree's wonderful illustrations. Green cloth hardback, with black lettering and colour illustration onlaid to the front board. The colour plates include full colour pictorial endpapers.
Including favourites such as, "The Hare and the Tortoise", "The Country Mouse and the Town Mouse", and "Crying Wolf". Complete with colour frontis and all plates. Has a prize bookplate to the front, dated 1927 - from 'Wyggeston Grammar School for Girls' in Leicester (UK). This school's emblem is also attractively gilt-stamped on to the rear board. 340, pp. publisher's catalogue.. 210 x 155 mm (8¼ x 6 inches).
Condition: A good copy, with some sun fading to the spine. Light general signs of use only.