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    The Four Rare Rackham Christmas Books, Each Signed by Rackham

    [Arthur Rackham, illustrator]. The Four Rackham Christmas Books, All Signed by Arthur Rackham, including: Clement C. Moore. The Night Before Christmas. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co., [n.d., 1931]. One of 275 numbered copies for America (out of a total edition of 550 copies), of which this is number 113, signed by Rackham. Octavo. [2, blank], 35, [2], [1, blank] pages Four color plates (included in pagination) and seventeen drawings in black and white. Printed in red and black. Original limp vellum, lettered in gilt on front cover. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Pictorial endpapers in red and white. A fine copy. In the original white cardboard slipcase with printed paper label on spine (with matching limitation number). Latimore and Haskell, p. 66. Riall, p. 174. [and]:[Arthur Rackham, illustrator]. John Ruskin. The King of the Golden River. London: George Harrap & Co. Ltd., [1932]. One of 570 copies, of which this is number 143, signed by Rackham. Octavo. 48 pages plus four full-page color illustrations and numerous black and white illustrations within the text. Full limp vellum, with gilt lettering on the front cover. Top edge gilt, other uncut. Pictorial endpapers in aqua and white. Small abrasion to verso of front free endpaper. A fine copy. In the original white cardboard slipcase with printed label on spine; short split and tape stain to lower front and bottom edge. Latimore and Haskell 67. [and:] [Arthur Rackham, illustrator]. Christina Rossetti. Goblin Market. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: George G. Harrap, [1933]. One of 410 copies, of which this is number 373, signed by Rackham. Octavo. 42 pages. Four color plates and nineteen drawings in black and white. Original full limp vellum, lettered in gilt on front cover. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Olive and white pictorial endpapers. A fine copy. In the original worn and splitting publisher's cardboard slipcase, with printed label to top. Latimore and Haskell, p. 69 [and:] [Arthur Rackham, illustrator]. Robert Browning. The Pied Piper of Hamelin. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: George G. Harrap & Co., [1934]. One of 410 copies, of which this is number 38, signed by Rackham. Octavo. 44 pages. Four color plates and fourteen drawings in black and white (including one double-page). Original full limp vellum, lettered in gilt on front cover. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Olive and white pictorial endpapers. A fine copy. In the original worn publisher's cardboard slipcase with printed label on spine. Latimore and Haskell, p. 71. Riall, p. 186.

    This stunning collection is housed in a magnificent quarter red, blue, green, and brown morocco book-backed clamshell case by the Chelsea Bindery.


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