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    One of 520 Copies, Signed by Arthur Rackham

    [Arthur Rackham, illustrator]. James Stephens. Irish Fairy Tales. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: Macmillan & Co., 1920.

    Special edition limited to 520 copies, signed by Arthur Rackham. Large quarto. [2, blank], [2, limitation leaf], x, 318, [2, blank] pages. Sixteen color plates (including frontispiece) mounted on cream paper, with descriptive tissue guards, and twenty-one drawings in black and white.

    Bound by the Chelsea Bindery in full green levant morocco. Covers ruled in gilt, front cover decoratively stamped in gilt to match the artwork of the original binding, spine paneled and lettered in gilt in compartments, five raised bands, gilt board edges and turn-ins, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others uncut. Discreet previous owner's bookplate on verso of a blank leaf, facing the limitation page. Fine.

    Latimore and Haskell, p. 52. Riall, p. 138.


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    October, 2010
    14th-16th Thursday-Saturday
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