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The Tempest
London: William Heinemann Ltd.,, 1926. Quarto. Original black cloth, title and decoration to spine and front board. With the dust jacket. Housed in a brown full morocco bookform folding case. With 20 mounted colour plates, and other monochrome illustrations throughout the text. Slight rubbing to ends and corners, some very faint spotting to a few end leaves, a really lovely copy in excellent condition, with the covers smart and square and the gilt still bright. First Rackham edition, presentation copy with an original drawing of Ariel by Rackham to the half title, additionally inscribed, "To our dear friend Mr Royce, from Edith + Arthur Rackham, Christmas 1926". In the 1920s Henry Royce, the motor engineer of Rolls-Royce fame, lived at West Wittering, not far from Rackham's home in Amberley, Sussex.
      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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