London: Constable & Co., 1920. Item #03593
The Other Half of Arthur Rackham's Grimm's Fairy Tales
[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. GRIMM, [Jakob and Wilhelm]. Snowdrop & Other Tales by the Brothers Grimm. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: Constable & Co., Ltd., .
First separate edition (originally published in The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm Illustrated by Arthur Rackham (London: 1909)). Quarto (9 7/8 x 7 1/8 inches; 250 x 180 mm.). xii, 165, [1, imprint] pp. Twenty mounted color plates (including frontispiece) and twenty-eight black and white drawings in the text. Title within pictorial border.
Original dark blue cloth pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt on front cover and spine. Top edge stained blue. One color plate (facing p. 124) with tiny crease in lower left corner, gilt on spine very slightly dull, free end-papers slightly very browned from paste-down glue. An excellent copy.
"During the immediate post-war years several old successes, notably Grimm's Fairy Tales were revived in separate new editions." (Derek Hudson, p. 119).
This wonderful volume contains half of the great 1909 edition, including Snowdrop; The Elves and the Shoemaker; Clever Hans; The Goosegirl; Clever Grethel; King Thrushbeard; and Iron Hans…
Latimore and Haskell, p. 53; Riall p. 140.