A magnificent treasury of popular fables, this rare compilation offers a bounty of delightful images by artist and engraver Charles Robinson, a premier Golden Age illustrator. Black-and-white line art appears on nearly every page of this hardcover volume, in addition to 28 plates of full- and two-colour images. Decorative initials and borders, hand lettering, silhouettes, and other ornaments embellish renderings of more than 140 fables, some expressed in simple, direct language and others rendered in charming verse. Includes such familiar tales as "The Fox and the Grapes," "A City Mouse and a Country Mouse," and "The Dog in a Manger," as well as lesser-known stories. AUTHOR: Artist and engraver Charles Robinson (1870-1937) worked in the Arts and Crafts tradition and specialised in children's literature. A pioneer of modern book design, he was among the first to integrate drawings with text. Dover publishes his interpretation of A Child's Garden of Verses.