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    With an Original Drawing and Personal Inscription from Arthur Rackham

    Arthur Rackham. The Allies Fairy Book - With a superb original sketch and inscription by Arthur Rackham. London: Heinemann, and Philadelphia: Lippincott, [n.d., 1916].

    First trade edition. This copy has an original ink drawing by Rackham (an elf presenting a book) on the half-title. It is inscribed: "to May / Edith and Arthur Rackham / Christmas 1916". Octavo. 121 pages. Illustrated with twelve full-page color plates by Rackham.

    Bound in full royal blue morocco by Zaehnsdorf with gilt titles using the original stamps for the trade edition. All edges gilt. A fine copy of an extraordinary presentation.


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