ARTHUR RACKHAM'S BOOK OF PICTURES. WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY SIR ARTHUR QUILLER-COUCH. Signed and limited deluxe edition. Large gift book 9 1/4" x 11 3/4" design.Features extended introduction by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch describing and specifically detailing many of the plates. Beautifully illustrated with forty-four tipped-in color plates in addition to various black-and-white decoration, ornamentation by Arthur Rackham. Cream buckram (cloth) boards, gilt embossed cover and spine titles, design, light shelf wear, rub, spine toning. Front board with bright design of stylized pelican. Thick heavy stock deckled pages.
Plates mounted on dark brown matte leaves. Generally very good interior with captioned tissue guards, moderate wear, discoloration. Original decorative bookplate printed inside cover, remains unsigned.Near very good signed limited edition. Contents and plates arranged by theme and similarities with brief summaries of each tale or illustration. From Rackham note: A Few of the illustrations have been published in magazines or periodicals; in most cases as first sketches in black and white only. Are carried out here in this book as color plates for the first time! " 4to - over 9¾" - 12 tall.
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