by RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator | STEEL, Flora Annie |
1918. Edition De LuxeOne of 500 Signed Copies [RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. STEEL, Flora Annie. English Fairy Tales. Retold by Flora Annie Steel. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: Macmillan & Co., 1918.Edition de Luxe. Limited to 500 numbered copies, (this copy being no. 262), signed by the artist. Large quarto (11 3/16 x 8 7/8 inches; 284 x 22 mm.). [2, limitation leaf], ix, [1, blank], 341, [3, blank] pp. Sixteen color plates mounted on textured white paper, with captioned tissue guards, and forty-one drawings in black and white.Original vellum over boards pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt on front cover and spine, top edge gilt, others uncut. Pictorial end-papers in green and white. Vellum very slightly dust soiled otherwise a near fine copy."Rackham's books for the English market in the early post-war years included Flora Annie Steel's English Fairy Tales Retold (1918), with its 57 illustrations " (Hamilton, p. 128)Amongst many others, the fairy tales include:St. George of Merrie EnglandThe Story of the Three BearsJack the Giant-KillerThe Golden BallJack and the BeanstalkThe Three Little PigsMr. FoxThe Old Woman and her PigLittle Red Riding-HoodThe Babes in the WoodThe Ass, the Table, and the StickThe Rose TreeLatimore and Haskell, p. 48. Riall, p. 132. (Inventory #: 03916)
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