VARIOUS FABLES FROM VARIOUS PLACES.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Capricorn / Putnam, (1960) dj. Hardcover first edition - The scarce hardcover edition of this unassuming little book containing fables from all over the world - Spain, Russia, Malay Peninsula, ancient Greece and Rome, through France and Tibet. Includes an afterword by Di Prima "about fables" in which she states that her selection of the specific variants of the fables included was based on one thing - her delight in them. Illustrated with a double title page and 18 full page illustrations by Bernard Krigstein. Smalll format, 4 5/8" by 7 1.2", unfortunately printed on inexpensive paper so virtually all copies, including this one, have significant age-toning. 183 pp.
Condition: Good overall in silver cloth in a good dust jacket - light staining to the edge of the rear board, significant toning to the pages and to the spine and edges of the dust jacket, tape reinforcement to part of the upper edge of the dj. Original price of 2.50 still present.