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The Rhinegold & The Valkyrie + Siegfried & The Twilight of the Gods. 2-vol. set (Complete) [SIGNED]
William Heinemann, London 1911 - Complete two-volume set of Arthur Rackham's superb rendition of Richard Wagner's "The Ring of the Nibelung"- The Rhinegold & The Valkyrie (1910): 1/1150. Folio (9 1/4 x 11 1/2"). IX, [1], 159, [1]pp. Uncut. Original gilt-stamped vellum, with gold lettering to spine and front cover. Top edge gilt. Limitation page numbered and signed by England's leading illustrator Arthur Rackham. Tipped in color frontispiece. Gold lettering to illustrated title page. Illustrated head-, and tailpieces. Adorned with 34 striking tipped-in captioned tissue-guarded color plates, "The Rhinegold & The Valkyrie" is Arthur Rackham's delightful pictorial interpretation of Richard Wagner's first two operas of his famous 'Ring cycle.' Wagner's text has been translated into English by Margaret Armour. One of 1150 copies printed on watermarked British hand-made pure rag, of which this is No. 740. Age wear on binding, with rubbing to spine and soiling on covers. String tie missing. Some foxing to endpapers. Minor and sporadic foxing along paper margin (not affecting text or images). Binding in overall fair to good-, interior in good+ to very good, plates in very good condition. - Siegfried & The Twilight of the Gods (1911): 1/1150. Folio (9 1/4 x 11 1/2"). IX, [1], 181, [1]pp. Uncut. Original gilt-stamped vellum, with gold lettering to spine and front cover. Top edge gilt. Limitation page numbered and signed by Arthur Rackham. Tipped in color frontispiece. Gold lettering to illustrated title page. Illustrated head-, and tailpieces. This second part of Margaret Armour's translation of Wagner's masterpiece "The Ring of the Nibelung," sees the last two operas in the cycle - "Siegfried" and "The Twilight of the Gods" - reproduced with 30 splendid tipped-in captioned tissue-guarded color plates by Arthur Rackham. Each illustration is either hauntingly dark or colorful and lyrical, thus suiting perfectly to this epic story that outlines the struggles of gods, heroes and other mythical creatures. One of 1150 copies printed on watermarked British hand-made pure rag, of which this is No. 825. Age wear on binding, with rubbing to spine and soiling on covers. String tie missing. Foxing and offsetting to endpapers. Minor and sporadic foxing along paper margin (not affecting text or images). Binding in overall fair to good-, interior in good+ to very good, plates in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
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