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Title: Rainbow Book: Tales of Fun and Fancy, the
Description: London: Chatto & Windus, 1909. Sixteen Illustrations by Arthur Rackham Seven Illustrations by Hugh Thomson [RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. [THOMSON, Hugh, illustrator]. SPIELMANN, M.H. The Rainbow Book. Tales of Fun & Fancy by Mrs. M.H. Spielmann. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham[,] Hugh Thomson[,] Bernard Partridge[,] Lewis Baumer[,] Harry Rountree[,] C. Wilhelm. London: Chatto & Windus, 1909. First edition in book form. [2], xvi, 289, [2], [1, blank] pp. Twenty plates including a color frontispiece and seven full-page black & white plates by Arthur Rackham. In addition there are eight black & white drawings in the text by Rackham (for the stories "Adventures in Wizard Land" and "Father Christmas at Home"). There are three full-page black & white plates, and four black & white drawings in the text by Hugh Thomson (for the stories ""The Little Picture Girl" and "Christmas at the Court of King Jorum"). Additional black and white plates and text illustrations by Partridge, Baumer, Rountree, and Wilhelm. End-papers and title-page designed by Carton Moore Park. This book was dedicated to Rackham's daughter, Barbara Mary Rackham. Publisher's red cloth, front cover and spine pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt. Cream pictorial end-papers printed in olive green, top edge gilt. Slight fading to spine, small stain at top of front cover, neat ink inscription (dated 1909) on front end-papers. An excellent copy. The stories originally appeared in Little Folks in 1905-1906, with the same illustrations. The Arthur Rackham illustrations: The Fish-King and the Dog-Fish (color frontispiece) Adventures in Wizard-Land (black & white headpiece) p. 1 "So you've come to see the Wizard," he said (black & white plate facing p. 6) "All those poor creatures were children" (one third-page black & white drawing) p. 11 He took two jewelled circlets out of a satchel (half-page black & white drawing) p. 14 "I am the Bird-Fairy," she said (one third-page black & white drawing) p. 19 Its head was patted graciously (black & white plate facing p. 52) They met many a quaint creature (one third-page black & white drawing) p. 59 What a glorious ride that was! (black & white plate facing p. 62) She stroked it -- actually stroked it (black & white plate facing p. 70) Taking the boy and girl by a hand, he led them (black & white plate facing p. 82) The wizard, with a groan of pain, had leapt back (one third-page black & white drawing) p. 87 Lying full length on the ground next to his shattered invention (one third-page black & white drawing) p. 89 It was a very, very long ladder (black & white plate facing p. 154) "I suppose you know you're trespassing?" (one third-page black & white drawing) p. 157 The two reindeer . sped rapidly away (black & white plate facing p. 164) The Hugh Thomson illustrations: [The Little Picture Girl] (one quarter-page black & white drawing) p.103 "The Little Picture Girl" (black & white plate facing p. 104) "He mounted it very carefully" (three quarter-page black & white drawing) p. 107 "In marched a stout beadle" (black & white plate facing p. 110) "Smiled as she waved good-bye" (three quarter-page black & white drawing) p. 113 "Looking neither to the right nor to the left" (black & white plate facing p. 232) Riall, p. 95; Gettings, p. 177; Hamilton, p. 188; Hudson, p. 175; Latimore and Haskell, p. 35; Spielmann & Jerrold. Hugh Thomson - His Art, His Letters, His Humour and His Charm, pp. 168/9 & 241. .

Keywords: THOMSON, Hugh, illustrator SPIELMANN, Mrs. M.H. Illustrated Books Fairy Tales

Price: US$ 550.00 Seller: David Brass Rare Books (ABAA/ILAB)
- Book number: 04409

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