CALDECOTT, RANDOLPH, illustrator.
Some of Aesop's Fables with Modern Instances... London: Macmillan, 1883.
4to (275 x 209 mm). Hand-colored illustrations by Randolph Caldecott, engraved by J.D. Cooper. Full polished calf gilt, original cloth bound in. Upper cover detached, few foxmarks.
WITH. Another copy, uncolored illustrations, in original cloth. Endpapers browned, some fading to cloth.
TWO FIRST EDITIONS, the first of which is finely hand-colored. "Caldecott appended to each fable a humorous, modern scene, with social or political implications, in lieu of the traditional, moral ending" (Osborne p 2). V&A 37.