A Christmas Carol. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. First Trade Edition (1915)
Book ID: 64209
A Christmas Carol. Beautifully Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: Heinemann, 1915. First Edition Thus. Pp, 147. Publisher’s original purple cloth with gilt titles and illustration to the upper board and spine, pictorial endpapers. A nice bright copy, small flaw to upper corner of title page where the removal of name to title page has left a residual mark.
With twelve coloured plates & titled tissue guards, and numerous black and white illustrations throughout the text by Arthur Rackham.
Long recognised as a principal artist in the Golden Age of British book illustration ‘A Christmas Carol’ marks the first time Rackham illustrated a work by Charles Dickens. Under Rackham’s pen and watercolour brush this Christmas classic becomes an elegant children’s book. His illustrations range from sentimental scenes from childhood, such as Bob Cratchit’s sliding on the ice at Cornhill to the “mystical and fantastic” realisations of Scrooge’s spiritual journey.
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