1909 Signed Limited 1/750 1st Ed Arthur Rackham Brothers Grimm's Fairy Tales
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1909 Signed Limited 1/750 1st Ed Arthur Rackham Brothers Grimm's Fairy Tales:
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This is an endlessly entertaining magical volume, one of our favourite and best illustrated classics!
Very special this year 2012/2013, as this year marks the 200-year Anniversary of these Fairy Tales, 200 years since the first publication of the text, in 1812.
The book is, of course, none other than Grimm's Fairy Tales, superbly illustrated and decorated in colour and black-and-white by Arthur Rackham, this book is also very special as a Limited Signed Edition of 750 copies. The illustrations to the book are very well known and much loved. We have endeavoured to include as many photographs of the charming colour plates and of the numerous, numerous black-and-white drawing and vignettes below as is feasible, however, there are many, many more within this fantastically illustrated work.
THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL COPY IN EXCELLENT CONDITION.
Book: GRIMM’S FAIRY TALES, or The Fairy Tales of The Brothers Grimm, illustrated by Arthur Rackham. One of a Limited Signed Edition of 750 copies, signed by Arthur Rackham on the limitation page. Publisher: Constable & Company, London, 1909. Superb later gilt vellum binding with ribbons and intricate gilt decorations on the cover and spine after the original design by Arthur Rackham, TEG ( top edge gilt, others uncut or rough-cut as this is otherwise known). Contents include 40 ( forty) full colour tipped-in illustrations, all under red-captioned tissues, and numerous black and white drawings, silhouettes and vignettes by Arthur Rackham, this volume is profusely, very frequently illustrated and decorated. The text and black and white illustrations are on watermarked English hand-made antique style laid paper, which is textured and thick, similar to Arches or Fabriano. Impressive, very heavy and thick oversized volume in a spectacular full vellum binding. Top Edge Gilt (TEG), others uncut. Book condition: A superb copy as shown below in photographs. FINE EXTERNALLY. Bright and clean binding with only normal colour differentiation typical to vellum, binding in perfect condition. FINE/NEAR FINE internally. Two tissues with a ripple and a slight wrinkle as is typical to these books, the tissues often have ripples due to the nature of the paper and due to the way that they are attached, and the ripples naturally produce a wrinkle over 100+ years of age, these wrinkles are very light, and are entirely commensurate with age and not at all detracting, and have been photographed below. A piece of paper ephemera was once folded into the book and left an imprint at upper edge/upper margin of pages 108-109, this marginal imprint is shown in photos. Typical transferring of deep black inks onto the adjacent porous hand-made paper pages, which is entirely normal for this special 100+year old edition and is noted on every copy of this that we have had the pleasure to view, and on all of the early Constable, Hodder and Stoughton and William Heinemann Limited Signed Editions which we have seen as well, due to the deep black inks used on handmade watercolour type papers. Otherwise, no bookplates or inscriptions or any notable marks whatsoever. A beautiful, clean and bright copy,rare in such exceptional condition and would make a wonderful acquisition for any collector or a spectacular gift. Much of the book has been photographed. Please see photos.
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AN ENORMOUS VOLUME OF ALL-TIME FAVOURITE FAIRY TALES, WHICH INCLUDE:
The Golden Bird, Hans in Luck, Jorinda and Joringel, The Bremen Town Musicians, Old Sultan, The Straw The Coal and The Bean,
Briar Rose, The Dog and The Sparrow, The Twelve Dancing Princesses, The Fisherman and His Wife, The Wren and The Bear,
The Frog Prince, The Cat and Mouse in Partnership, The Goosegirl, The Adventures of Chanticleer and Partlet,
Rapunzel, Fundevogel, The Valiant Tailor, Hansel and Gretel, The Mouse The Bird and The Sausage, Mother Hulda,
Red Ridinghood, The Robber Bridegroom, Tom Thumb, Rumpelstiltskin, Clever Grethel, The Old Man and His Grandson,
The Little Peasant, Fred and Kate, Sweetheart Roland, Snowdrop, The Pink, Clever Elsa, The Jew Among The Thorns,
Ashenputtel, The White Snake, The Wolf and The Seven Kids, The Queen Bee, The Elves and The Shoemaker,
The Wolf and The Man, The Turnip, Clever Hans, The Three Languages, The Fox and The Cat,
The Four Clever Brothers, The Lady and The Lion, The Fox and The Horse, The Blue Light, The Raven,
The Golden Goose, The Water of Life, The Twelve Huntsmen, The King of The Golden Mountain, Doctor Know-All,
The Seven Ravens, The Marriage of Mrs. Reynard, The Salad, The Youth Who Could Not Shudder, King Thrushbeard, Iron Hans
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