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The Fairy Book signed by Arthur Rackham

The Fairy Book signed by Arthur Rackham


The Fairy Book, Arthur Rackham Number 202 of 460 signed by Arthur Rackham, Published by London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., 1933 Arthur Rackham's “A Book of Old Favorites” illustrated by Arthur Rackham. With new illustrations. Limited to 460 numbered copies, signed by the artist of which this is number 202. Octavo. 288 pp. Eight full-page color plates and sixty drawings in black and white. Original vellum over boards, ruled and lettered in gilt on front cover and spine. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Gold and white pictorial endpapers. Spine lightly darkened, no foxing or other marks an excellent copy 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 favorites 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 Emperor’s New Clothes, Little Red Riding-Hood, Hansel and Gretel, Latimore and Haskell, p. 69. Derek Hudon, Arthur Rackham, p. 134. Riall, p. 182
1950 USD