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[Arthur Rackham] [Hugh Thomson, illustrator] Spielmann, M.H.
The Rainbow Book. Tales of Fun & Fancy by Mrs. M.H. Spielmann
London: Chatto & Windus, 1909. First edition. First edition in book form; the stories originally appeared in Little Folks in 1905-1906, with the same illustrations. Publisher's red cloth, front cover and spine pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt. Cream pictorial end-papers printed in olive green, top edge gilt. Slight fading to spine, small stain at top of front cover, neat ink inscription (dated 1909) on front end-papers. Collating [2], xvi, 289, [2], [1, blank], with twenty plates including a color frontispiece and seven full- page black & white plates by Arthur Rackham. In addition there are eight black & white drawings in the text by Rackham (for the stories Adventures in Wizard Land and Father Christmas at Home). There are three full-page black & white plates, and four black & white drawings in the text by Hugh Thomson (for the stories The Little Picture Girl and Christmas at the Court of King Jorum). Additional black and white plates and text illustrations by Partridge, Baumer, Rountree, and Wilhelm. End-papers and title-page designed by Carton Moore Park. This book was dedicated to Rackham's daughter, Barbara Mary Rackham. An excellent copy. An exceptional collection of both Rackham and Thomson illustrations, with their contributions in full below. The Arthur Rackham illustrations: The Fish-King and the Dog-Fish (color frontispiece) Adventures in Wizard-Land (black & white headpiece) page 1 "So you've come to see the Wizard," he said (black & white plate facing page 6) "All those poor creatures were children" (one third-page black & white drawing) page 11 He too … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books [USA]

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