London: Constable & Co., 1920. Item #03616
Hansel and Grethel and Snowdrop
Illustrated by Arthur Rackham
[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. GRIMM, [Jakob and Wilhelm]. Hansel & Grethel & Other Tales by the Brothers Grimm. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: Constable & Co., .
[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. GRIMM, [Jakob and Wilhelm]. Snowdrop & Other Tales by the Brothers Grimm. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: Constable & Co., Ltd., .
First separate editions (originally published in The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm Illustrated by Arthur Rackham (London: 1909).
Two quarto volumes (9 7/8 x 7 1/8 inches; 250 x 180 mm.). x, , 159,  pp. Twenty mounted color plates (including frontispiece) and twenty-eight black and white drawings in the text. Title within pictorial border;
xii, 165, [1, imprint] pp. Twenty mounted color plates (including frontispiece) and twenty-nine black and white drawings in the text. Title within pictorial border.
Publisher's dark blue cloth pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt on front cover and spine. Top edge stained blue. Both fine copies, Snowdrop with an early glassine wrapper. Each volume housed in a fleece-lined, quarter green morocco clamshell case.
"During the immediate post-war years several old successes, notably Grimm's Fairy Tales were revived in separate new editions." (Derek Hudson, p. 119).
These wonderful volumes each contain half of the great 1909 edition, including Hansel and Grethel; The Twelve Dancing Princesses; The Fisherman and His Wife; The Frog Prince; Rapunzel; Red Riding Hood; Tom Thumb; and Rumpelstiltskin… & Snowdrop; The Elves and the Shoemaker; Clever Hans; The Goosegirl; Clever Grethel; King Thrushbeard; and Iron Hans…
Latimore and Haskell, pp. 53-54. Riall p. 139 & p. 140.