Paris: L'Edition D'Art, H. Piazza, 1922. First French Edition of Arthur Rackham's 'Snowdrop and Other Tales'One of 300 Copies with an Extra Suite of PlatesIn a Beautiful Binding by Marcel Albinhac[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. GUYOT, Ch. Le Printemps Sur La Neige et d'Autres Contes du Bon Vieux Temps. Illustrations de A. Rackham. Paris: L'Edition D'Art, H. Piazza, 1922. Limited to three hundred copies with an extra suite of color plates, out of a total edition of 1300, this being copy no. 142. Tall quarto (11 5/8 x 9 inches; 296 x 228 mm.). 103,  pp. Sixteen tipped-in color plates with descriptive tissue-guards (duplicate suite bound in), seven full-page drawings and and several textual drawings in black and white. Bound ca. 1922 in three-quarter brown morocco over marbled boards ruled in blind by M. Albinhac (stamp-signed on verso of front flyleaf). Smooth spine with five red morocco bands decorated in gilt, multiple 'floral' onlays of green, red, brown and tan morocco, and lettered in gilt, cockerel end-papers, top edge gilt, others uncut. Publisher's original brown-gray wrappers bound-in at front and back, with pictorial stamping in green and deep reddish brown with gilt lettering. Square red leather bookplate of the renowned collector Arpad Plesch on front paste-down. A handsome book in a beautiful binding.First edition in French, translated by Charles Guyot, of the Rackham-illustrated Snowdrop and Other Tales by the Brothers Grimm (1920, with twenty-five stories), a reprint of Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm illustrated in color by Rackham in 1909, here containing eight stories from those earlier editions in a volume with a completely different design including text borders and typographical devices, this copy including an extra set of the sixteen color plates. Marcel Albinhac was the son and successor of Alexandre Abinhac of 41 rue Madame in Paris.The Stories:1. Le Printemps Sur Le Neige2. Les Trois Désirs3. Le Roi De Mérchante Humeur4. La Petite-Fille Du Chaperon Rouge5. Les Maitres Invisibles6. La Pluie D'Or7. Le Princesse Aux Deux Visages8. SimpletteLatimore and Haskell p. 53 (1/1300 copies); Riall p. 140 (1/1300 copies).
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