A37. An Aesop’s Fable: The Old Man and Death
A37. Aesop. An Aesop’s Fable: The Old Man and Death. Santa Cruz, California: The Good Book Press, 1986.
74.5 x 66.5 mm (2 15/16” x 2 5/8”), 12 pages, 200 copies.
Binding: Copies 1-25 are full-bound in vellum. Title in gold on spine. Housed in a slipcase covered in grey paper. Linocut by Donna Thomas on front. Copies 26-200 are bound in grey commercial paper over boards. Title on spine. Linocut by Donna Thomas on cover. Paper: Copies 1-25 vellum. Copies 26-200 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. We finally made the third Aesop’s book, but by this time all copies of the first two books [A15, A18] were gone so we never made the slipcase to hold the set.”