The Arthur Rackham Fairy Book. Limited Signed Edition (1933)

Author: Arthur Rackham

Book ID: 65368

Price: 1,850.00

The Arthur Rackham Fairy Book. A Book of Old Favourites With New Illustrations. London: Harrap, 1933. First Edition, Limited Issue. Pp, 287, uncut. Publisher’s full cream vellum, pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt. Light shelf-wear to covers, otherwise a fine bright copy.

Limited Edition of 450 Copies, Signed by Arthur Rackham. With eight full-page colour plates and numerous illustrations in black & white throughout the text.

The last books illustrated by Rackham before his death and 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.

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