Arthur Rackham [illustrator]. Lot of Five Illustrated Books, including: Phillpotts. A Dish of Apples. [and:] Walton. The Compleat Angler. [and:] Ruskin. The King of the Golden River. [and:] Andersen. Fairy Tales. [and:] Grahame. The Wind in the Willows. All very good or better.

    More Information: Lot of Five Books Illustrated by Arthur Rackham including: Eden Phillpotts. A Dish of Apples. London: Hodder and Stoughton, [no date, circa 1921]. First edition. Octavo. 75 pages. Three tipped-in color plates and numerous line drawings in text. Original pictorial cloth. Pictorial endpapers. Shelf wear mainly at the corners; spine slightly faded. Else near fine. [and:] Izaak Walton. The Compleat Angler. London: George C. Harrap & Co. Ltd., 1931. First Rackham edition. Octavo. 224 pages. Twelve color plates with captioned tissue guards and additional line drawings in text. Beautiful contemporary green morocco with titles, rules and decoration stamped in gilt on the front board and spine. Pictorial endpapers. Top edge gilt. Shelf wear to the bottom edge of the boards; boards slightly warped. Foxing to the fore-edge. A handsome copy in near fine condition. [and:] John Ruskin. The King of the Golden River. London: George Harrap & Co. Ltd., 1932. First edition. Octavo. 48 pages. Four color plates and numerous other illustrations within text. Stiff pictorial wraps with matching dust jacket. A fine copy. [and:] Hans Andersen. Fairy Tales. London: George C. Harrap & Co., Ltd., 1932. First trade edition. Octavo. 288 pages. Twelve color illustrations with captioned tissue guards and numerous illustrations in text. Original red cloth with titles and decoration stamped in gilt on the front board and spine. Scuffing to the spine. Lightly bumped corners with wear at the spine ends. Pictorial endpapers. Two small stains to the bottom edge. Very good. [and:] Kenneth Grahame. The Wind in the Willows. New York: The Heritage Press, 1940. First edition, thus. Octavo. 190 pages. Twelve color plates. Original blue cloth and red cloth backstrip with titles in yellow on the spine and Mr. Toad vignette on the front board. All edges stained red. A fine copy in dust jacket and in the pictorial slipcase as issued.

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