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    [Arthur Rackham, illustrator]. Richard Wagner. The Ring of the Niblung, comprising: The Rhinegold & the Valkyrie. London: William Heinemann, 1910. First edition, limited to 1,150 copies, of which this is number 253, and signed by the illustrator. Quarto (11.25 x 8.75 inches; 285 x 221 mm.). [x], [160] pages; thirty-four full color prints mounted on brown paper with captioned tissue guards inserted throughout, fourteen black and white illustrations reckoned within pagination. [Together with:] Siegfried & the Twilight of the Gods. London: William Heinemann, 1911. First edition, limited to 1,150 copies, of which this is number 113, and signed by the illustrator. Quarto (11.25 x 8.75 inches; 285 x 221 mm.). [x], [1]-[160] pages; thirty full color prints mounted on brown paper with captioned tissue guards inserted throughout, nine black and white illustrations reckoned within pagination. Together, two volumes; publisher's vellum, front board and spine decoratively stamped in gilt; top edge gilt. Bindings rubbed and soiled; silk ties missing. Rear hinges just starting; texts a bit toned with occasional foxing; bookplate and bookseller's ticket on front pastedowns, previous owner's signature on front free endpaper. Still, very good. Latimore and Haskell, pp. 37-38.

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    March, 2019
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