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RACKHAM, ARTHUR, ILLUSTRATOR; WAGNER, RICHARD; ARMOUR, MARGARET - Rhinegold & the Valkyrie, the [and] Siegfried & the Twilight of the Gods

Title: Rhinegold & the Valkyrie, the [and] Siegfried & the Twilight of the Gods
Description: London: William Heinemann, 1910-11. Rackham Does Wagner [RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. WAGNER, Richard. The Rhinegold & The Valkyrie. With Illustrations by Arthur Rackham. Translated by Margaret Armour. London: William Heinemann, 1910. First trade edition. Quarto (9 3/4 x 7 5/16 inches; 249 x 186 mm.). [2, blank], ix, [1], 159, [1] pp. Thirty-four color plates, mounted on tan paper, with descriptive tissue guards. Fourteen drawings in black and white. [Together with:] [RACKHAM, Arthur, Illustrator]. WAGNER, Richard. Siegfried & The Twilight of the Gods. With Illustrations by Arthur Rackham. Translated by Margaret Armour. London: William Heinemann, 1911. First trade edition. Quarto (9 3/4 x 7 3/16 inches; 249 x 183 mm.). [2, blank], ix, [1, blank], 181, [1], [1, blank], [1, printer's imprint] pp. Thirty color plates, mounted on tan paper, with descriptive tissue guards. Nine drawings in black and white. The half-title in The Rhinegold & The Valkyrie reads: "The Ring of the Niblung. The Rhinegold: Prelude. The Valkyrie: First Day of the Trilogy. Siegfried: Second Day of the Trilogy. The Twilight of the Gods: Third Day of the Trilogy." The half-title in Siegfried & The Twilight of the Gods reads: "The Ring of the Niblung. A Trilogy with a Prelude by Richard Wagner. Translated into English by Margaret Armour. Prelude: The Rhinegold. First Day of the Trilogy: The Valkyrie. Second Day of the Trilogy: Siegfried. Third Day of the Trilogy: The Twilight of the Gods." Original light brown buckram with front cover pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt, back cover stamped in blind with publisher's device, and spine decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt. Top edge stained brown. Pictorial endpapers. Spines slightly faded, minimal rubbing to extremities. Slight browning, primarily to leaves preceding and following plates. Neat ink inscription dated 1910 on half-title of first volume. An excellent set. Latimore and Haskell, pp. 37-38. Riall, p. 103. .

Keywords: Wagner, Richard Armour, Margaret Illustrated Books Original Art in Book

Price: US$ 1350.00 Seller: David Brass Rare Books (ABAA/ILAB)
- Book number: 01562


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