New York: Doubleday Page & Co.,, 1921. Item #03827
One of 100 Copies for Sale in the United States, Signed by Arthur Rackham
[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. MILTON, John. Comus. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. New York: Doubleday Page & Co., [n.d., 1921].
American Edition De Luxe. Limited to 550 copies (this copy being no. 420).
Large quarto (11 3/8 x 8 7/8 inches; 286 x 225 mm.). xviii, 76, [1, blank], [1, printer’s device] pp. Twenty-four color plates mounted on brown paper, with descriptive tissue guards. Thirty-seven drawings in black and white.
Publisher's quarter vellum over parchment boards, front cover decoratively stamped and titles in gilt, spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut, original pictorial end-papers in blue and white. Two small indentations on lower board edges, vellum spine very slightly dust soiled, otherwise a near fine copy.
"Another, more important, publication of Rackham's in 1921 was a long-delayed edition of Milton's Comus, the drawings for which, begun before the war, deserve to rank with his best work of that earlier period..." (Hudson, p.119).
Latimore and Haskell, pp. 54-55. Riall, p. 143.