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    Limited Edition Signed by Rackham

    [Arthur Rackham, illustrator]. Mother Goose: The Old Nursery Rhymes. London: William Heinemann, [1913].

    Number 179 of 1,130 limited edition copies signed by Rackham on the limitation page. Quarto. 160 pages. Text illustrations and thirteen gorgeous tipped-in color plates mounted on brown paper with captioned tissue guards, all by Rackham.

    Dark turquoise crushed morocco by The Monastery Hill Bindery with gilt spine titles inside five raised bands. Front cover blocked in gilt with an illustration of the "Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe." Top edge gilt, others uncut. Moderate wear to the binding. A few small nicks to the boards. Front hinge with a four-and-one-half inch split but still strong. Uneven fading to the top of the spine and boards. Internal contents excellent. Despite the fading and minor flaws to the binding, still a wonderful copy in near fine condition.

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