AESOP'S FABLES. ILLUSTRATED BY HEIDI HOLDER. New York: The Viking Press, (1881). TWO COPIES. 4tos. Both copies are stated "First Edition" on the copyright page. However, there are differences in the binding of each volume. Cover 1. has a cloth spine. Cover 2. no cloth spine. Back in 1982, because of the differences, I wrote to Heidi Holder asking if there was a precedence. Her answer indicated that the copy with the cloth spine was issued first. I had also asked her if she would ever consider illustrating any of the works of BEATRIX POTTER and she gives a modest answer stating - "....I feel the only one to illustrate any of her poems or stories is Miss Potter herself. If only we could resurrect her!". Holder's full color illustrations for this edition of AESOP are quite fantastic. I am offering TWO COPIES of the book plus A TYPED 30 LINE LETTER FROM HEIDI HOLDER - SIGNED IN INK - plus the original envelope postmarked 30 Sept.1982.