London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., 1933. Item #03783
First Trade Edition
[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. The Arthur Rackham Fairy Book. A Book of Old Favorites. With New Illustrations. London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., 1933.
First trade edition. Octavo (8 3/4 x 5 3/4 in; 223 x 145 mm). 286, , [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. Inner hinges expertly repaired, small piece torn away from front free end-paper. Some very light white paint flecks on covers, spine slightly faded and a little worn at ends. A good example at a 'bargain' price.
"... 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.