London: William Heinemann, 1920. Item #03605
First Trade Edition in the Original Dust Jacket
[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. EVANS, C.S. The Sleeping Beauty. Told by C.S. Evans and illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: William Heinemann, .
First trade edition.
Quarto (9 3/4 x 7 1/8 inches; 249 x 181 mm.). 110, [1, imprint], [1, blank] pp. Color frontispiece mounted on white paper with decorative border, three double-page silhouette drawings with color, two full-page silhouette drawings with color, eight single-page silhouette drawings in black and white and forty-one silhouette drawings in the text.
Publisher's quarter red cloth over pictorial boards, plain end-papers. Neat ink inscription dated 1932 on front free end-paper. In the original red printed dust jacket with the price 7/6d on the spine. A near fine copy.
"The immediate aftermath of the war brought Some British Ballads (1919), and the two volumes of Cinderella (1919) and The Sleeping Beauty (1920), retold by C.S. Evans, in which his gift for silhouette was given full play…" (Derek Hudson. Arthur Rackham. His Life and Work, p. 108).
Riall, p. 141; Latimore and Haskell, pp. 51/52.