Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Signed Limited Arthur Rackham First Edition

    [Arthur Rackham, illustrator]. Some British Ballads. London: Constable and Company, 1919.

    First edition limited to 575 numbered copies, of which this is number 354, signed by Arthur Rackham. Sixteen color plates by Rackham tipped in with tissue guards, inclusive of frontispiece.

    Sumptuously bound by Bayntun-Rivière in full blue morocco over boards. Gilt fillets and floral designs to boards and spine. Raised bands. Gilt lettering to spine. All edges gilt. Gilt-tooled inner dentelles. Marbled endpapers. Fine.

    In addition to the color plates, Rackham also provides a few black and white head- and tail-pieces. Overall, the illustrations are rather tame for Rackham, prompting this response in vol. 69 of The International Studio (1919): "The subjects [Rackham] deals with in this volume do not afford scope for that indulgence in the grotesque to which he has so often shown an inclination, but his drawings are not the less interesting for that."


    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2009
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 372

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2019 March 30 - 31 Americana & Political - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    The department director has the heart of a true and highly knowledgeable collector with the business acumen of someone who has been not only successful but has decades of an impeccable track record
    David Greenburg,
    Chicago, IL
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 September 13 Rare Books & Maps Signature Auction Books - Dallas
    2018 September 13 Rare Books & Maps Signature Auction Books - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,094,775