signed first edition Hardcover
1940 · New York
by [RACKHAM, Arthur] GRAHAME, Kenneth
New York: Limited Editions Club, 1940. First Edition. Hardcover. Light foxing to first and last few pages; mild soiling to the spine. Very Good, lacking the slipcase. Arthur Rackham. Bound in half white linen and marbled boards. Copy #717 of 2020 copies with an introduction by A. A. Milne and illustrated with 16 color plates by Arthur Rackham. First published in 1908, this is the first publication of this title with Rackham's illustrations. Designed by Bruce Rogers, who has SIGNED the colophon page, this is the only one of Rackham's major works to be first published posthumously, and this edition of the book is the only one to include all 16 color illustrations, the trade edition having only twelve.
This is the first enduringly popular work of fiction to introduce the automobile as a major plot element. (Inventory #: 019443)