Signed Limited Editions of the Ring Cycle

    [Arthur Rackham, illustrator]. Richard Wagner. The Rhinegold & the Valkyrie [and] Siegfried and the Twilight of the Gods. The Ring of the Niblung. A Trilogy with a Prelude by Richard Wagner. Translated into English by Margret Armour. London: William Heineman, 1910-11. Edition de luxes, each one limited to 1,150 copies signed by Rackham. Two quarto volumes, different limitation numbers. Illustrated throughout with a total of sixty-four tipped-in color plates with descriptive tissue guards and twenty-three black and white drawings. Publisher's full vellum. Boards decoratively stamped in gilt. Boards and spines lettered in gilt. Silk ties. Top edges gilt, others uncut. Bindings rubbed, Siegfried browned and a bit soiled, hinges cracking, Rhinegold has a bookplate and bookseller's ticket. Housed in a later cloth slipcase with several pieces of tape on one panel. Overall, a good set.

    Latimore and Haskell, 37-38. Riall, 103, 109.

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