Original tan cloth with gilt-pictorial and lettering to upper board, gilt lettering to backstrip
1908·London, New York
by Shakespeare, William [1564 - 1616]; Rackham, Arthur - Illustrator [1867 - 1939]
London, New York: William Heinemann, Doubleday, Page & Co, 1908. First Trade Edition. Original tan cloth with gilt-pictorial and lettering to upper board, gilt lettering to backstrip. Spine a bit sun-tanned. Slight bow to boards. Prior owner signature to preliminary blank. Foxing, primarily to end sheets. Very Good.. [i-vi] 1-134 pp. 40 color plates mounted on tan paper with captioned tissue-guards, and numerous drawings in b/w. 4to. 10" x 7-1/2"
One of the finest of Rackham's illustrated books, heightening Shakespeare's dreamy comedy with otherworldly imagination, both delicate and grotesque. (Inventory #: 44888.1)
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