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The Tempest by William Shakespeare, Illustrated by Arthur Rackham

The Tempest by William Shakespeare, Illustrated by Arthur Rackham


A Fine Copy [RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. SHAKESPEARE, William. The Tempest. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: William Heinemann Ltd. [and] New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, [1926]. Edition de Luxe. Limited to 520 copies (this copy being No. 373), numbered and signed by the artist. (Nos. 1 to 260 are for sale in Great Britain and Ireland and Nos. 261 to 520 in the United States.) Large quarto (11 1/2 x 9 inches; 290 x 230 mm.). [2, blank] xiii, [1], 185, [3, blank] pp. Twenty-one mounted color plates (including frontispiece) and twenty-five drawings in black and white. Original quarter vellum over cream-colored vellum-style boards. Front cover and spine pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Light dust soiling to vellum spine otherwise a near fine copy. "There is an extra coloured plate in this edition that is not in the trade edition, this is the frontispiece titled 'Sea-nymphs hourly ring his knell: [Burthen. Ding-dong. Ariel. Hark! now I hear them, - Ding-dong, bell]'" (Riall). Latimore and Haskell, pp. 61-62. Riall, p. 161.
1725 USD