The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm
Author: The Brothers Grimm
Illustrator: Arthur Rackham
[RACKHAM, Arthur]. The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Translated by Mrs. Edgar Lucas. London: Constable & Company, 1909. 4to, xvi 326pp. Velum pictorially stamped in gilt; t.e.g. 40 mounted color plates with tissue guards and numerous b&w illustrations. Spine lightly sunned, light rubbing to covers, silk ties missing, plate at frontispiece bearing small crease at lower right corner, else a remarkably bright, tight copy in custom-made slipcase (a bit worn). Signed by the artist, Arthur Rackham.
First edition, limited issue, being one of 750 copies signed by the artist. A wonderful collection of fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm featuring the spectacular illustrations of Arthur Rackham. This is the subject matter that brought out the best in Rackham. A lavishly illustrated limited edition and a showpiece for any collection!