Rhinegold and the Valkyrie With Siegfried and the Twilight of the Gods

By Richard Wagner, translated into English by Margaret Armour.

RACKHAM, Arthur / WAGNER, Richard

WAGNER'S RING OF THE NIBLUNG

RACKHAM, Arthur Rhinegold and the Valkyrie With Siegfried and the Twilight of the Gods By Richard Wagner, translated into English by Margaret Armour.

Heinemann, 1910.

First editions, two volumes. 4to. Tan buckram with gilt lettering and illustration to cover and spine. Loosely inserted is the notice for the Leicester Galleries exhibition held in October and November 1910, where the watercolours for this book were offered for sale. The first volume has 34 colour plates and the second has 30 colour plates. All the colour illustrations are mounted onto brown art paper under captioned tissue guards. Pictorial endpapers and numerous line drawings in the text. A very good set indeed, bright and attractive, with occasional scattered foxing.

Wagner's interpretation of the Norse Sagas is a perfect vehicle for Rackham's glorious artwork, and in these two books Rackham chose to create something on a grand and prestigious scale. C.S. Lewis wrote "His pictures, which seemed to me then to be the very music made visible, plunged me a few fathoms deeper into my delight. I have seldom coveted anything as I coveted that book" [Surprised by Joy].

Stock ID: 39420

£750.00

Add to bag Add to favourites Make an enquiry

Browse related books

Aesop's Fables

RACKHAM, Arthur

£275.00

The Romance of King Arthur

RACKHAM, Arthur

£325.00

Little Brother and Little Sister

RACKHAM, Arthur / GRIMM Brothers

£450.00

Goblin Market

RACKHAM, Arthur / ROSSETTI, Christina

£225.00

A Midsummer Night's Dream

RACKHAM, Arthur / SHAKESPEARE, William

£2,950.00

Fairy Tales by Hans Andersen

RACKHAM, Arthur / ANDERSEN, Hans Christian

£250.00

The Compleat Angler by Izaac Walton

RACKHAM, Arthur

£450.00

A Midsummer Night's Dream

SHAKESPEARE, William / RACKHAM, Arthur

£1,500.00

Puck

RACKHAM, Arthur

£29,500.00

Original Watercolour for Little Brother and Little Sister

RACKHAM, Arthur / GRIMM Brothers

£29,500.00

Original Watercolour for Little Brother and Little Sister

RACKHAM, Arthur / GRIMM Brothers

£35,000.00

Original Watercolour for a Christmas Carol

RACKHAM, Arthur / DICKENS, Charles

£9,500.00

Original Watercolour for Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

RACKHAM, Arthur / [BARRIE, J.M.]

£35,000.00

Original Watercolour for the Compleat Angler

RACKHAM, Arthur / WALTON, Izaak

£15,000.00

The Compleat Angler

RACKHAM, Arthur / WALTON, Izaak

£850.00

Rip Van Winkle

IRVING, Washington / RACKHAM, Arthur

£750.00

Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

RACKHAM, Arthur / BARRIE, J.M.

£1,250.00

A Midsummer Night's Dream

SHAKESPEARE, William / RACKHAM, Arthur

£650.00

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

CARROLL, Lewis / RACKHAM, Arthur

£3,250.00

The Night Before Christmas

MOORE, Clement C. / RACKHAM, Arthur

£3,250.00