This beautifully illustrated edition contains some of the best-loved fables, including the Boy who Cried Wolf, the Lion and the Mouse, the Goose that Laid the Golden Egg, the Hare and the Tortoise, and The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse alongside many of the lesser-known tales.
These timeless stories are illustrated with thirty-seven woodcuts by Agnes Miller Parker (1895–1980), one of the greatest British woodcut artists of the twentieth century. Parker was influenced by the art of Wyndham Lewis and the Cubist and Vorticist movements, which flourished in the period between the wars. Her distinctive work is strikingly stylised and deceptively simple. Commissioned in the 1930s by the fine press publisher, Gregynog Press, for their edition of the work, these exquisite woodcuts inspired by the fables are among Parker’s finest engravings.