Limited Edition Signed by Rackham

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

    First edition. One of only 520 deluxe limited edition copies signed by Rackham on the limitation page. Large quarto. With sixteen full-color illustrations with captioned tissue guards mounted on cream paper and twenty-one black-and-white drawings.

    Original half vellum over vellum-style paper boards, Gilt decoration to front cover. Top edge gilt, other edges uncut. Moderate edge wear and dust-soiling to the boards, especially the bottom edge. Rubbed corners. Small one-and-a-half-inch horizontal cut to the spine. Rear hinge expertly repaired, barely noticeable. Just a bit of light toning to the spine. Contemporary owner gift inscription dated 1920 on the front free endpaper. Despite these minor flaws, still an excellent copy in near fine condition.

    Latimore and Haskell, 52. Riall, 138.

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