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RACKHAM, Arthur.
Complete deluxe limited editions set.
1905–51. Together 45 individually published works. A superb collection, in fine or near-fine condition, many with original slipcases. Rare in such beautiful condition. IRVING, Washington. Rip Van Winkle. London: William Heinemann, 1905 Quarto. Original vellum, titles to spine and front board gilt, pictorial image blocked in gilt to front cover, brown endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, cream ribbon ties. Housed in a custom green cloth slipcase. Colour frontispiece and 49 colour plates mounted on brown paper with captioned tissue guards, black and white illustrations in the text, all by Rackham. In superb condition, with a touch of rubbing to spine gilt and minor spotting to endpapers, contents otherwise very clean. A fine, bright copy, vellum remarkably fresh. Signed limited edition, number 70 of 250 copies numbered and signed by the illustrator. This was the first book wholly illustrated by Rackham to be issued in a limited edition format and it immediately established him as the leading illustrator of lavishly produced gift books in the Edwardian era. In March 1905 Rackham's originals were exhibited at the Leicester Galleries, which led to this deluxe edition being fully subscribed before the exhibition had closed. The exhibition also attracted the attention of J. M. Barrie, who would commission Rackham's next book. Latimore & Haskell p. 26; Riall pp. 69–70.BARRIE, J. M. Peter Pan In Kensington Gardens (From "The Little White Bird"). London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1906 Quarto. Original vellum, titles to spine and front cover gilt, design blocked in gilt to fron … [Click Below for Full Description]
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