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    [Arthur Rackham, illustrator]. [The Christmas Books], comprising: Clement C. Moore. The Night Before Christmas. London: George G. Harrap, [1931]. First Rackham edition, English issue, limited to 275 copies, of which this is number ten, from a total limitation of 550. [Together with:] John Ruskin. The King of the Golden River. London: George Harrap, [1932]. First Rackham edition, English issue, limited to 575 copies (550 being for sale), of which this is out of series, numbered 559 but crossed out. [And:] Christina Rossetti. Goblin Market. London: George G. Harrap, [1933]. First Rackham edition, English issue, limited to 410 copies (400 being for sale), of which this is number 261. [And:] Robert Browning. The Pied Piper of Hamelin. London: George G. Harrap, [1934]. First Rackham edition, English issue, limited to 410 copies, (400 being for sale), of which this is number 150. Each signed by the illustrator. Four volumes; octavo (9 x 5.875 inches; 230 x 148 mm.). 35 [36-37], [1, blank]; 47 [48]; 42 [43-45], [3, blank]; 44 [45], [3, blank] pages (note: pages 1 and 2 of all but The King of the Golden River are blank). Frontispieces and illustrated plates inserted in each of the four volumes; several full-page and in-text illustrations. Publisher's limp vellum, front covers lettered in gilt; top edges gilt, other untrimmed; illustrated endpapers; in original slipcases with paper labels and matching hand-written limitation numbers, labels affixed to spine, except on Goblin Market, which is on the upper face. Covers gently bowed with some very light soiling. Some faint offsetting to text. Slipcases faintly discolored, spine panels tanned; some edges worn and starting to split. Still, near fine. From a Private Collection in St. Charles, IL.

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