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MOTHER GOOSE THE OLD NURSERY RHYMES (TWO VOLUMES)
No author listed. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 1324389
Published by William Heinemann Ltd.. 1st thus 1952. Slightly better than very good condition.

Originally published in 1913, this is the 2 volume set first published in 1952. White and blue pictorial cloth. Numerous colour plates and b/w drawings to each volume. 7 x 5.5". Unpaginated (each 1cm thick). Spines slightly bumped. Some light browning to spine of volume two. Covers of the two volumes are superbly bright and clean. Endpapers are partly browned and there is some foxing to page margins and textblock. A nice set.

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THE KING OF THE GOLDEN RIVER
Written by John Ruskin. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 1324331
Published by George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd.. 1st 1932. Almost very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

Decorated card wraps. 4 colour plates and a few b/w text illustrations. 47 pages. Spine and corners bumped and some slight creasing to cover edges. A couple of page margins have small tears, some finger marks to page margins else contents clean. Dustwrapper is grubby, pencil scribble to rear flap.

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PEER GYNT
Written by Henrik Ibsen. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 1323766
Published by George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd.. 1st 1936. Very good condition.

Peer Gynt is first and foremost a poetic fantasy, although based on a real person who lived Norway c1800. About his exploits, not much more is known than is found in Asbjornsen's book Norwegian Fairy Tales, in which Peer Gynt's chief exploits lie in the direction of fighting and conqueroring trolls. Admirably depicted by the "Goblin Master" in 12 colour plates plus b/w text illustrations. Brown cloth, gilt titles and vignette to front cover. Cream and brown pictorial endpapers. 255 pages. Spine and corners bumped. Small black spot to lower corner of front cover, slight rubbing to centre of rear cover. A few marks to page margins but contents generally clean.

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A WONDER BOOK FOR GIRLS AND BOYS
Written by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 1323732
Published by David Campbell Publishers Ltd.. 1st thus 1994. Very good condition.

Children's Classics Everyman's Library. Burgundy cloth, gilt titles and pictorial onlay to front. Colour plates and b/w text illustrations. A nice edition of this classic book. ISBN: 1857159306. Minimal bumping to corners.

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AESOP'S FABLES
Written by Aesop. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 1323396
Published by William Heinemann. 1933. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Cheaper edition. Red cloth, black titles and vignettes. 8 colour plates. B/w text illustrations. 223 numbered pages. 8 x 5.5". A chunky book being 1.5" thick. Spine slightly bumped and very slightly sunned. Name in ink to front free-endpaper. White dustwrapper is edge worn and torn with some pieces of loss.

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THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
Written by C.S. Evans. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 1323394
Published by Chancellor Press. 1987. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Brown boards, white title to spine. Silhouette illustration to front board. Colour frontis. B/w silhouette illustrations. Reproduction of the 1920 edition. ISBN: 1851520562. Slight rubbing to spine and corners. Dustwrapper is just a little edge rubbed.

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CINDERELLA
Written by C.S. Evans. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 1323393
Published by Chancellor Press. 1987. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Turquoise boards, white title to spine & black vignette to front. Colour frontis and one double page colour spread plus black silhouette drawings throughout. ISBN: 1851520554. Slight rubbing to spine and corners. Contents fine. Price-cut wrapper is just a tiny bit edge rubbed.

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RIP VAN WINKLE
Written by Washington Irving. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 1323387
Published by William Heinemann Ltd.. 1959. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Green cloth, gilt title to spine and front cover. 16 colour plates. Spine and corners bumped and slightly rubbed. Tiny white mark to top edge of front cover. Light foxing to textblock. Dustwrapper is edge worn with slight loss and a little faded to spine.

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THE BOOKMAN CHRISTMAS NUMBER 1930
Written by John Masefield; et al. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham; Mabel Lucie Attwell; et al..
Stock no. 2139024
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1930. Almost very good condition.

Large format. Card wraps. Colour plates, b/w photos and illustrations. With Special John Masefield Portfolio. Portfolio is MISSING! Some wear and creasing. Marks to covers. Browning to outer page edges.

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FIONN DER HELD UND ANDERE IRISCHE SAGEN UND MARCHEN
Written by James Stephens. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 2135903
Published by Herder & Co.. Very good condition.

Brown cloth spine with paper title onlay to top. Text in German. Colour plates by Rackham. Title: Fionn the Hero and other Irish Sagas and Fairy Tales. Foxing; heaviest to endpapers and outer page edges; but some to pages throughout. Pencil annotation to title page.

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THE GOLDEN AGE OF CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATION
Written by Richard Dalby. Illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith; Kay Nielsen; Edmund Dulac; Millicent Sowerby; Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 1321533
Published by Michael O'Mara books Limited. 1st 1991. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Short biographies of more than 50 of the artists whose talents helped to create the Golden Age. Large format, green boards, gilt title to spine. Colour plates and b/w text illustrations throughout. ISBN: 1854790412. Spine and corners are bumped and rubbed. Pale page edge browning. Dustwrapper is slightly edge rubbed with a small nick to top of spine.

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RIP VAN WINKLE
Written by Washington Irving. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 1320489
Published by Peter Hansens Forlag. 1st 1905. Very good condition.

Text in Danish. Limited edition. Large format, green cloth with gilt titles and vignettes. Each of the 51 tipped-in colour plates are mounted on a separate sheet of heavy brown paper with captioned tissue guards. Except for the frontis, the plates are all bound together after the text. This is copy NO. 180 with prineted signature of Arthur Rackham. Spine and corners bumped and rubbed. Covers slightly edge rubbed. Ink writing to front free-endpaper. Joints cracked. Browning to contents.

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