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    Two Signed Limited Editions by Arthur Rackham

    [Arthur Rackham, illustrator]. Two Signed Limited Editions, Including: Charles Dickens. The Chimes. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Introduction by Edward Wagenknecht. [New York]: Printed in London by George W. Jones [at The Sign of the Dolphin] for the Members of the Limited Editions Club, 1931. Limited to 1,500 numbered copies, signed by the artist. Folio. xxxii, 128 pages. Six full-page illustrations and fourteen smaller drawings, all in black and white. The title-page and frontispiece have drawings in a border in brown. Publisher's full brown buckram over beveled boards, front board decoratively stamped in black and gilt, spine lettered in gilt, original slipcase. Spine a bit darkened, some rubbing and minor soiling to binding, bookplate on verso of front free endpaper, bookseller's ticket on rear pastedown, some soiling and wear and splitting to slipcase. Very good. [Together With:] John Milton. Comus. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: William Heinemann, [n.d., 1921]. One of 550 copies signed by Rackham. Quarto. xviii, 76, [1, blank], [1, printer's device] pages. Twenty-four mounted color plates mounted on brown paper, with descriptive tissue guards. Thirty-seven drawings in black and white. Quarter vellum over ivory paper-covered boards. Decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt on front board and spine. Top edge gilt the rest uncut. Original blue and white pictorial endpapers. Spine a bit dull, some rubbing and thumbsoiling to boards, corners bumped or worn, some erasures or pencil markings to endleaves, ink notation erased from half-title. Still, a good copy.
    Latimore and Haskell, p. 67; 54-55. LEC Bibliography 27. Riall, 143


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