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    [Arthur Rackham, illustrator]. [Jacob and Wilhelm] Grimm. Little Brother & Little Sister. And Other Tales by the Brothers Grimm. London: Constable & Co., [1917]. First Rackham edition, limited to 525 copies, of which this is number twenty-one, and signed by the illustrator; Extra Plate, signed by Rackham on mount, laid in with original envelope, features the illustration of "He Hurried Away with Long Strides," facing page 178. Quarto (11.5 x 9.125 inches; 293 x 233 mm.). xi, [1, blank], 250 [251], [1, blank] pages; frontispiece and twelve additional illustrated plates mounted to captioned paper and inserted throughout, tissue guards; numerous in-text and full-page illustrations in black and white throughout. Publisher's gray cloth, spine lettered and stamped in gilt, smooth white cloth label, lettered and stamped in gilt, affixed to front board; top edge gilt, others untrimmed; pictorial endpapers. Spine just barely askew; spine ends pushed and very lightly worn; extremities with some very minor wear. Hinges starting; endpapers foxed, free endpapers faintly discolored; some light to moderate marginal foxing; faint offsetting opposite tissue guards. Original envelop edges dulled and worn with some splitting. Very good, extra plate nearly fine with a crease to the lower corner of the tissue guard. Housed in a custom slipcase. From a Private Collection in St. Charles, IL.

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