by RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator | FOUQUÉ, De La Motte |
1912. De Luxe Edition in FrenchOne of Forty Copies on 'Papier du Japon' Signed By Rackham[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. FOUQUÉ, De La Motte. Ondine. Illustré par Arthur Rackham. Paris: Hachette et Cie.,1912. French Edition De Luxe, limited to 40 numbered copies on 'Papier Impérial du Japon', this being copy no. 34, signed by Arthur Rackham (out of a total edition of 390 copies). Large quarto (11 1/2 x 9 inches; 292 x 229 mm.). [2, blank], viii, , 113, , [1, blank] pp. Title-page printed in green and black. Frontispiece and fourteen color plates with captioned tissue guards mounted on heavy brown stock, and thirty-six black and white head and tail-pieces .Publisher's full gilt-stamped vellum with later silk ties. A very fine copy.In 1912 Hachette et Cie, Paris, published two Edition DeLuxe versions of this title. There were 350 unsigned copies on 'Papier Whatman' and in addition another 40 copies that were signed by Rackham and printed on 'Papier du Japon.'Riall, p. 94 (Inventory #: 03850)
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