ARTHUR RACKHAM'S BOOK OF PICTURES. With an Introduction by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch

(London: William Heinemann, 1913).

A HANDSOME COPY OF THIS EXCELLENT BOOK AND a fine, representative collection of Rackham's imaginative drawings. Some of these had been published before only in magazines or periodicals, in most cases as sketches or black and white drawings only. They are reproduced as finished colour pictures here for the first time. The choice of artwork represents a broad spectrum of Rackham's diverse talents, from the dark and fantastical to the bright and whimsical. Item #30336

First edition. With 44 tipped-in color plates by Arthur Rackham, each with a captioned tissue-guard. 4to, bound by Zaehnsdorf of England in three-quarter burgundy polished calf over marbled paper covered boards, the spine with raised bands, two of the compartments with maroon morocco lettering labels gilt, marbled endleaves, all edges gilt. The original gilt decorated cloth cover and spine panel are bound into the volume at the end of the book. 43, [plates]. A handsome and pleasing copy with some inevitable evidence of, the edges and tips a little rubbed from shelving or use, the book is tight and clean within, a bit of the typical mellowing, the plates and illustrations and colours all in fine condition, bright and clean.

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Price: $750.00