London: William Heinemann, n.d. . First trade edition. Quarto ( 10 1/4 x 7 5/8 in; 261 x 193 mm). Collating 43, . Original gray green cloth pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt. Later (1918) printed dust jacket. Top edge stained gray. Small bump to fore edge of upper board Forty-four color plates (including frontispiece) mounted on tan paper, with descriptive tissue guards, and ten drawings in black and white. A Near Fine copy.
"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 #3740)