Arthur Rackham Fairy Book, The. Arthur RACKHAM.
Arthur Rackham Fairy Book, The
Arthur Rackham Fairy Book, The
Arthur Rackham Fairy Book, The

Arthur Rackham Fairy Book, The

London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., 1933. Item #03539

First Trade Edition

[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. The Arthur Rackham Fairy Book. A Book of Old Favorites. With New Illustrations. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Co., [1933].

First American trade edition. Octavo (8 7/8 x 5 7/8 inches; 225 x 150 mm.). 286, [1], [1, blank] pp. Eight full-page color plates, sixty black and white drawings. Pictorial endpapers printed in green.

Publisher's original brick-red cloth pictorially stamped in black and tan and lettered in black to upper board and spine. The cloth boards have been expertly varnished protecting the original color. A good copy.

"... 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:
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
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.

Price: $300.00

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