Arthur Rackham's Book of Pictures

Arthur Rackham's Book of Pictures. Arthur Rackham.
Arthur Rackham's Book of Pictures
Arthur Rackham's Book of Pictures
Arthur Rackham's Book of Pictures
Arthur Rackham's Book of Pictures
A representative sample of Rackham's skill and topics
Arthur Rackham's Book of Pictures

London: William Heinemann, [1913]. First edition. Collating 43, [1]. Publisher's gray-green cloth, front cover and spine pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt, top edge stained gray. Very slight discoloration on free end-papers from paste-downs. Ink name partially erased from the bookplate design on front paste-down, otherwise a very Fine copy in the original brown paper dust jacket printed in black. A few small and neat repairs to extremities of dust jacket. Forty-four color plates (including frontispiece) mounted on tan paper, with descriptive tissue guards, and ten drawings in black and white.

"Arthur Rackham's Book of Pictures brings together a number of drawings unrelated in theme. Most of them, it is true, are drawings of the supernatural, of goblins, elves and fairies, and many are based on actual fairy tales; but there are also delightful straightforward drawings of children at the seaside or in the Broad Walk, Kensington Gardens; there is also the well-known 'Cupid's Alley' [the original of which is in the Tate Gallery], which illustrates verses by Austin Dobson, and there are subject pictures and landscapes of wide variety" (Hudson 97-98).

Latimore and Haskell 41-42. Riall 118.
(Item #3732)

Price: $1,250

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