London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., 1933. Item #01561
Arthur Rackham's 'Old Favourites of the Nursery'
RACKHAM, Arthur. The Arthur Rackham Fairy Book. A book of old favourites with new illustrations. London: George G. Harrap & Co., .
Limited to 460 numbered copies, signed by the artist (of which this is number 223). Octavo (9 x 6 in; 228 x 150 mm). 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. A very fine copy in the original gray cardboard slipcase with matching limitation number.
"...with the Hans Andersen maybe mentioned 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 favourites of the nursery, 'in the thirty years and more that my work has led me through enchanted lands'.
The Fairy Tales include:
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
The Story of Aladdin, or The Wonderful Lamp
The Sleeping Beauty
The Three Bears
Puss in Boots
The Emporer's New Clothes
Little Red Riding-Hood
Hansel and Grethel
Latimore and Haskell, p. 69; Derek Hudson, Arthur Rackham, p. 134; Riall, p. 182.