London: William Heinemann Ltd., . First trade edition. Quarto (9 3/4 x 7 1/8 inches; 247 x 113 mm.). Collating [2, blank] ix, , 185, [3, blank]. Twenty mounted color plates (including frontispiece) and twenty-five drawings in black and white. In the original tan dust jacket printed in red with minimal darkening to jacket spine. Original black cloth over boards. Front cover and spine pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt. Top edge stained green. Minimal spotting to preliminary leaves only, otherwise a Fine copy in a Near Fine jacket.
The Tempest is among Gettings' survey of Rackham's Best Book Illustrations.
Latimore and Haskell 61-62. Riall 161. Hudson 171. Gettings 151, 153 and 180. (Item #3730)