1933. Arthur Rackham's 'Old Favourites of the Nursery'RACKHAM, Arthur, [illustrator]. The Arthur Rackham Fairy Book. A book of old favourites with new illustrations. London: George G. Harrap & Co., .Limited to 460 numbered copies, signed by the artist (of which this is number 348). Octavo. 288 pp. Eight full-page color plates and sixty drawings in black and white.Original vellum over boards, ruled and lettered in gilt on front cover and spine. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Gold and white pictorial endpapers. Color frontispiece a little foxed on verso, not affecting actual image. Engraved bookplate on front pastedown and neat ink inscription and small 'Merry Christmas' postage stamp on front free endpaper. Some glue residue on front free endpaper from another (removed) bookplate. Spine lightly soiled, but still an excellent copy."...with the Hans Andersen maybe mentioned The Arthur Rackham Fairy Book, undertaken in the same propitious mood and published in the following year. The illustrations were all new, though it was not the first time, as Rackham admitted in his preface, that he had illustrated several of these old favourites of the nursery, 'in the thirty years and more that my work has led me through enchanted lands'. The Fairy Tales include:Hop-O'-My-ThumbDick WittingtonJack and the BeanstalkBeauty and the BeastThe Story of Sindbad the SailorJack the Giant-KillerThe Ugly DucklingThe Princess and the PeaBlue BeardThe Story of Aladdin, or The Wonderful LampThe Sleeping BeautyThe Three BearsAli BabaCinderellaPuss in BootsThe Emporer's New ClothesLittle Red Riding-HoodHansel and GrethelLatimore and Haskell, p. 69. Derek Hudon, Arthur Rackham, p. 134. Riall, p. 182. (Inventory #: 03798)
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