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RACKHAM, ARTHUR, ILLUSTRATOR - Arthur Rackham Fairy Book, the

London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd. 1933. First Trade Edition in the Original Pictorial DustJacket With a Fine Original Pen & Ink Drawing by Arthur Rackham [RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. The Arthur Rackham Fairy Book. A Book of Old Favorites. With New Illustrations. London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd. 1933. First trade edition with a full-page original pen and ink sketch on the half-title, signed and dated "To E.J. Gough/with an Old Citizen's/best wishes/Arthur Rackham/25.11.33". The sketch shows one of Mr. Rackham's anthropomorphic trees having a conversation with a large blackbird. Octavo (8 3/4 x 5 3/4 in; 223 x 145 mm). 286, [1], [1, blank] pp. Eight full-page color plates, sixty black and white drawings. Pictorial endpapers printed in green. Publisher's original brick-red cloth pictorially stamped in black and tan and lettered in black to upper board and spine. Inner hinges expertly repaired. Original color pictorial dust jacket (jacket a little chipped at spine extremities but with no lettering loss). A bright, near fine copy in an excellent dust jacket with an excellent full-page pen-and-ink drawing. Housed in a brown leather edged tan cloth slipcase. ".. with the Hans Andersen maybe mentioned The Arthur Rackham Fairy Book, undertaken in the same propitious mood and published in the following year. The illustrations were all new, though it was not the first time, as Rackham admitted in his preface, that he had illustrated several of these old favourites of the nursery, 'in the thirty years and more that my work has led me through enchanted lands'. The Fairy Tales include: Hop-O'-My-Thumb Dick Wittington Jack and the Beanstalk Beauty and the Beast The Story of Sindbad the Sailor Jack the Giant-Killer The Ugly Duckling The Princess and the Pea Blue Beard The Story of Aladdin, or The Wonderful Lamp The Sleeping Beauty The Three Bears Ali Baba Cinderella Puss in Boots The Emporer's New Clothes Little Red Riding-Hood Hansel and Grethel Latimore and Haskell, p. 69. Derek Hudson, Arthur Rackham, p. 134. Riall, p. 182. .
USD 3850.00 [Appr.: EURO 3306.5 | £UK 2964.75 | JPą 430623] Book number 01806

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