[CALLIGRAPHIC MANUSCRIPT]: The Harper and Other Fables. By Aesop
New York: Transcribed and Illustrated at Cooper Union, 1952. Small folio (261 x 167 mm). Calligraphic manuscript on paper. , 8 pp. Loosely inserted ink and watercolor drawing. Original hand-sewn blue wrappers; stitched to upper wrapper is a paper label lettered in manuscript: "The Harper and Other Fables." Old scribbles on verso of loose illustration; slightest soiling on front wrapper. Very good. Item #3514
Manuscript written by Lawrence Zimmerman as a Cooper Union student, being an assignment in calligraphy and design. While the calligraphy is very good, the illustration is merely a sketch of sorts; Zimmerman apparently thought little of it, having written in pencil several names, addresses, and dates on the back. Zimmerman went on to pursue a career in architectural design, and was himself a great collector of World's Fair memorabilia.