The Arthur Rackham Fairy Book (1939)
Book ID: 67367
The Arthur Rackham Fairy Book. A Book of Old Favourites with New Illustrations. London: Harrap, 1939. Reprint. Pp, 286. A good copy in fully illustrated cloth covers with original illustrated dust jacket, with some loss to front.
With eight full-page colour plates and numerous text illustrations.
Contains a truly wonderful collection of classic children’s stories. They include: Charles Perrault’s ‘Hop O’ My Thumb’, ‘Sleeping Beauty’, ‘Cinderella’ and ‘Bluebeard’, traditional English tales such as ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ and ‘Dick Whittington’, as well as tales from Arabian nights.
Arthur Rackham (1867-1939) was one of the most celebrated painters of the British Golden Age of Illustration (which encompassed the years from 1850 until the start of the First World War). Throughout his career, he developed a unique style, combining haunting humour with dream-like romance.