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Title: English Fairy Tales
Description: London: Macmillan & Co. 1918. Edition De Luxe One of 500 Signed Copies [RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. STEEL, Flora Annie. English Fairy Tales. Retold by Flora Annie Steel. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: Macmillan & Co. 1918. Edition de Luxe. Limited to 500 numbered copies, (this copy being no. 295), signed by the artist. Large quarto (11 3/16 x 8 7/8 inches; 284 x 22 mm.). [2, limitation leaf], ix, [1, blank], 341, [3, blank] pp. Sixteen color plates mounted on textured white paper, with captioned tissue guards, and forty-one drawings in black and white. Original vellum over boards pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt on front cover and spine. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Pictorial endpapers in green and white. Some soiling to spine, otherwise a fine copy. "Rackham's books for the English market in the early post-war years included Flora Annie Steel's English Fairy Tales Retold (1918), with its 57 illustrations.." (Hamilton, p. 128) Amongst many others, the fairy tales include: St. George of Merrie England The Story of the Three Bears Jack the Giant-Killer The Golden Ball Jack and the Beanstalk The Three Little Pigs Mr. Fox The Old Woman and her Pig Little Red Riding-Hood The Babes in the Wood The Ass, the Table, and the Stick The Rose Tree Latimore and Haskell, p. 48. Riall, p. 132. .

Keywords: STEEL, Flora Annie Illustrated Books Children's Books Signed Limited Edition Fairy Tales Illustrated Books Fairy Tales Signed Limited Edition

Price: US$ 2850.00 Seller: David Brass Rare Books (ABAA/ILAB)
- Book number: 02841

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