The Sleeping Beauty. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham (1920)
Book ID: 63714
The Sleeping Beauty. Told by C.S. Evans and Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: 1920. First Edition. Quarter cloth pictorial paper boards, a fine clean copy, with scarce dust jacket.
Illustrated with a mounted coloured plate, double-page tinted frontispiece, pictorial title, and three other double-page coloured plates printed on coated paper together with 57 other silhouettes.
“Like his Cinderella (1919), The Sleeping Beauty relied “almost wholly for effect on silhouette. Rackham was a master of the medium, being able to evoke character and humor by profile and gesture alone, and allowing the two-dimensional effect of his pen work to lead the reader through the book and keep the story going” (Hamilton, 118).