1917 · London
by Grimm, Brothers; Rackham, Arthur (illustrator).
4to. London: Constable & Co. Ltd., 1917. 4to, 251 pp. 11 tipped-in color plates (one plate missing), 43 black and white illustrations. Original green cloth boards with gilt title and vignettes to upper board and spine. § Edition de luxe, limited to 525 copies signed by Arthur Rackham, his is copy 520. This was one of Rackham’s most successful books, mixing black-and-white vignettes of great charm and subtlety with color plates that are vintage Rackham. Some copies have a duplicate color plate for p. 178 also signed by Rackham, either bound in or in an envelope. This copy does not have it. “It was during these years that he illustrated a new Brothers Grimm title, Little Brother and Little Sister which is in effect one of his crowning achievements... This is one of the few books illustrated by Rackham from which it would be possible to select any single-colour picture in order to demonstrate Rackham's art at its finest." (Gettings, Arthur Rackham, pp. 116-117). Lattimore and Haskell, p. 46.
(Inventory #: 124062)