Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    [Arthur Rackham]. Richard Wagner. The Ring of the Nibelung. London: William Heinemann / New York: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1910. First Rackham edition, limited to 1,150 copies, of which this is number 390, and signed by the illustrator. Two quarto volumes. [4, blank], ix, [x], 159, [160], [4, blank] pages; ix, [x], 181, [182], [1, blank], [1, colophon]. Thirty-four and thirty illustrations mounted. Later blue half-morocco over blue cloth covered boards, raised bands and gilt lettering on spine. Top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Backstrips faintly dulled; lower corners softly bumped. Pages faintly foxed. Near fine.

    More Information: "The Wagner illustrations that Rackham had been working on and which appeared in two parts in 1910 and 1911 as The Rhinegold and the Valkyrie and Siegfried and The Twilight of the Gods... represented an important achievement for him... The drawings for Wagner gave him above all a theme - the Norse Myths - which appealed to his nordic sympathies, and with it a series of noble motives" (Hudson, Arthur Rackham: His Life and Work, p. 92).

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2017
    14th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 997

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $250,000 (minimum $19), plus 20% of any amount between $250,000 and $2,500,000, plus 12% of any amount over $2,500,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 October 27 Domain Names Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    This was my first time dealing with an auction house, and I am 100% completely impressed with Heritage. There is not an aspect of this process that I have a critique for.
    Darryl S.,
    Stuart, FL
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 November 10-11 The David and Janice Frent Collection of Presidential & Political Americana, Part IV - Dallas
    2018 November 10-11 The David and Janice Frent Collection of Presidential & Political Americana, Part IV - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $654,224