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    Limited Edition, Signed by Arthur Rackham

    [Arthur Rackham, illustrator]. James Stephens. Irish Fairy Tales. London: Macmillan & Co., 1920.

    Deluxe Edition, one of 520 copies signed by Rackham. Large quarto. [2, blank], [2, limitation leaf], x, 318, [2, blank] pp. With sixteen color plates (including frontispiece) mounted on cream paper with descriptive tissue guards, and twenty-one drawings in black and white.

    Original quarter vellum over parchment boards, front board and spine decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut. Light offsetting from plates to tissue guards. Some light foxing, especially to endpapers. Boards slightly soiled, with some abrading, especially to front board. Shelf wear to board extremities, with some bits of loss at corners and along board edges. Head and tail of spine bumped slightly. Overall a good copy, housed in a green cloth slipcase.

    Latimore and Haskell, p. 52. Riall, p. 138.


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