A19. An Aesop's Fable: The Miser
A19. Aesop. An Aesop's Fable: The Miser. Santa Cruz, California: The Good Book Press, 1982.
80 x 66.5 mm (3 1/8” x 2 5/8”), 10 pages, 90 copies.
Binding: Speckled light blue commercial paper over boards. Title on spine. Linocut by Donna Thomas in blue on cover. Paper: Cream, handmade by Peter Thomas. Printing: Letterpress. Typography: Hand set Lydian. Initial set in Broadway. Illustration: Two linocuts by Donna Thomas.
“The text is my rendition of the traditional fable. This was the second of the three Aesop’s Fables books we planned to make. It was such a great story we were surprised it didn’t sell as fast as The Man and the Lion [A15]. We might have found the reason when someone told us, ‘I’d like to get your book for a friend who collects little books, but what would he think if I gave him a book about a miser?’”