Grimm's Fairy Tales Arthur Rackham 1909 1st Ed Rare For Sale
Grimm's Fairy Tales Arthur Rackham 1909 1st Ed Rare!
Grimm's Fairy Tales
With illustrations by Arthur Rackham
Published by:Constable and Co.
Printed in: 1909
Pages: 326 +40 Tipped-in color plates
: Arthur Rackham
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Â· Bright gilt lettering to front cover and spine
Â· All40 original tipped-in color plates by Arthur Rackham
Â· Every Illustrationhas an intact tissue guard
Â· Many other black and white illustrations
The book is in good condition. There is a signature in the front of the book, and no bookplates or markings of any other kind.The gilt lettering and illustration onthe cover is bright and unrubbed. There is some wear to the front hinge. This book contains all40 of Rackham's tipped-in plates, with none missing, removed, or loose. They all have intact tissue guards which have the illustration titles printed on them. Several tissue guard are detached and have some wear along their edges. Several of the black and white illustrations have been netly colored in. This is the Rare First UK edition, printed in 1909. It's exceptionally large, measuring 7.5" x 10". These early Rackham's are often split up and sold separately for their beautiful prints. A rare find in this condition.
This edition contains many stories by the Brothers Grimm, Chapters include:
Twelve Dancing Princesses
Hansel and Grethel
Red Riding Hood
The Elves and the Shoemaker
The Golden Goose
and many more!
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The Brothers Grimm, Jakob (1785-1863) and Wilhelm Grimm (1786-1859)were born in Hanau near Frankfurt in Hessen. They were among a family of nine children, only six of whom survived infancy. They were German academics who were best known for publishing collections of folk and fairy tales and for their work in linguistics, relating to how the sounds in words shift over time (Grimm's Law). They are among the best known story tellers of novellas from Europe, allowing the widespread knowledge of such tales as Rumpelstiltskin, Snow White,Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, Cinderella, and Hansel and Gretel.
Arthur Rackham (1867 â€“ 1939) was a prolific English book illustrator. He was born in London as one of 12 children. At the age of 18, he worked as a clerk at the Westminster Fire Office and began studying at the Lambeth School of Art. In 1892, he quit his job and started working for The Westminster Budget as a reporter and illustrator. His works were included in numerous exhibitions, including one at the Louvre in Paris in 1914. While he may be best known for his elaborate illustrations of children's literature and fairy tales, he also illustrated books for adult readers, including A Midsummer Night's Dream (1908) and Undine.
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Grimm's Fairy Tales Arthur Rackham 1909 1st Ed Rare: $685