English Fairy Tales

Retold by F.A. Steel

RACKHAM, Arthur

PRESENTATION COPY WITH ORIGINAL DRAWING

RACKHAM, Arthur English Fairy Tales Retold by F.A. Steel

The Macmillan Co., 1918.

First American edition, illustrated by Arthur Rackham. 8vo. Red cloth with gilt lettering and vignettes. An original sketch of a charming pixie on the half title, and inscribed to Rackham's brother and sister in law, "To Robert + Awdry / with love / from Edyth / + / Arthur Rackham / Xmas/18". Endpapers illustrated with line drawings printed in green. Sixteen colour plates, each protected by a tissue guard with printed caption. 41 black and white drawings in the text. A very good copy, front hinge cracking, but still a nice bright copy.

Every year the Rackhams presented a copy of Arthur Rackham's latest gift book to members of Edyth Rackham's large family.
Stories include: St. George of Merrie England; The Story of the Three Bears; Jack the Giant-Killer; Jack and the Beanstalk; Dick Whittington and The Three Little Pigs.

PROVENANCE: Christmas gift to Robert and Awdry Starkie from Arthur Rackham and his wife. Arthur Rackham married Edyth Starkie in 1903 and each Christmas Arthur sent his latest book to her family.

Stock ID: 32081

£2,250.00

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