Rackham Illustrations

    Four Books Illustrated by Arthur Rackham, including: J. M. Barrie. Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1906. First American edition. Quarto. x, 126 pages of printed matter, followed by fifty full-page color plates mounted on brown paper. Decorative green cloth over boards. Some scuffing to the binding. Several pages and tissue guards show shallow dog-earing, though not effecting the prints. Very good. [and:] Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué. Undine. London: William Heinemann, 1909. First trade edition. Quarto. 136 pages. Eleven color plates by Rackham. Contemporary binding by Weitz in light blue polished calf over boards. Gilt fillets and decorative borders to boards. Embellished grape vines with fruit designs in inlaid leather and gilt tooling to boards. Raised bands; gilt-stamped bird vignettes and gilt lettering to compartments. Marbled endpapers. Original free endpapers bound in. Some sunning to spine. Very good. [and:] Brothers Grimm. Little Brother & Little Sister. London: Constable, 1917. First trade edition. Quarto. xi, 251 pages. Twelve color plates, forty-four black and white illustrations. Contemporary binding by Bayntun in full blue crushed levant over boards. Raised bands; gilt witch devices stamped into the compartments; leather title labels with gilt lettering. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Near fine. [and:] William Shakespeare. A Midsummer-Night's Dream. London: William Heinemann, 1908. First trade edition. Quarto. 134 pages. Forty full-page color plates; thirty black and white illustrations. Original decorative cloth over boards. Some minor fading to the binding. Light foxing. Very good.

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