Order Nr. 47520 AESOP'S FABLES. Vincent Torre.


(Inkwell Press).
  • New York: Inkwell Library, The, (1969).
  • 8vo.
  • decorated yellow cloth.
  • (x), 68, (2) pages.

Price: $45.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 47520

First edition, signed by Torre on the colophon page. Seventeen of Aesop's fables, retold in rhyme, illustrated and decorated by Vincent Torre. Text and charming drawings in black, framed with woodcut borders of leaf, flower and fruit motifs in ochre. While serving in the US Navy, 1951-1954, stationed on the USS Orion, Torre printed his first books under the imprint of The Inkwell Press. During his Navy career, he produced a total of 12 titles on Navy equipment, in small editions of six to 20 copies. After his discharge, he acquired a hundred-year-old hand press and a Vandercook press, on which he printed over 60 titles in 50 years of activity. Some soiling along edges.