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THE SPRINGTIDE OF LIFE
Written by Algernon C. Swinburne; Edmund Gosse. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 1108627
Published by William Heinemann. 1st 1918. Very good condition.

As the close of his life approached, Swinburne often expressed his desire to extract from his various volumes those poems addressed to children. He died without doing so. Edmund Gosse has brought together this collection of Swinburne's poems which are concerned with infancy. Rackham's delicate and romantic illustrations are a perfect complement to the text. 8 colour plates plus b/w text decorations. Dark green cloth with gilt titles and vignette to front cover. Green/white decorated endpapers. 133pp. cr 4to. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. A few small marks to covers. Crossed out inscription in ink to front endpaper. Some foxing; mostly to endpapers. All plates present.
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WHERE THE BLUE BEGINS
Written by Christopher Morley. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 1709035
Published by William Heinemann. 1st 1925. Very good condition.

Gissing lived alone on the Canine Estates, had an income of 1000 bones a year but was not happy... A story about dogs. 4 unusual colour plates and 16 b/w line drawings. Bright blue cloth, gilt titles and vignette to front cover and spine. Blue and white pictorial endpapers. Top edge gilt. 227 pages. Top and tail of spine slightly worn with a couple of small nicks. Corners rubbed. Faint damp marks to corners of some pages. Otherwise covers and contents beautifully bright and clean.
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HANSEL AND GRETHEL AND OTHER TALES
Written by Brothers Grimm. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 1707632
Published by Constable and Company Ltd.. 1920. Very good condition in a fair dustwrapper.

Originally published in Grimm's Fairy Tales (1909), re-issued separately in this edition. Blue cloth, gilt titles and vignettes to spine and front cover. Top edge blue. 20 colour tipped-in plates. B/w text illustrations. 159 pages. 10 x 7.5". Spine faded with gilt dulled. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. All plates present. A little browning to pages. Wrapper is torn with loss, mainly 3" to top of spine and approx 1" to base of spine, also some damp to top edge of front panel.
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CINDERELLA
Written by C.S. Evans. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 1307681
Published by William Heinemann. 1st 1919. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

Rackham's illustrations for Cinderella (and also Sleeping Beauty) differ from those in his previous books in that they rely almost entirely on silhouette for their effect. Typically, Rackham completely mastered this new medium, successfully evoking the character of each protagonist through gesture and profile alone. Colour frontis, three double-page silhouette colour illustrations, 14 single page in black-and-white. Orange and black pictorial boards showing Cinderella with the magic pumpkin, rats and the Fairy Godmother. Green/white pictorial endpapers. 110 pages. 10 x 7.5 inches. An extremely striking book. Spine and corners bumped, cover edges worn. There is a 2" closed tear to lower edge of half-title page. Name and address in ink to verso of frontis mount. Tissue-guard for frontis is browned and foxed and the mount is very very lightly browned. Frontis itself just has a lower corner very very slightly creased. There is some light foxing to the contents (mainly at page edges) otherwise they are clean. A couple of the lower page edges have been chipped with small pieces missing (this just affects the very edges of the pages where they remain untrimmed). Original grey dustwrapper is edge worn and torn with 3" loss to top of spine. A nice copy in scarce dustwrapper.
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RIP VAN WINKLE
Written by Washington Irving. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 2106668
Published by Van Holkema & Warendorf. 1st 1906. Almost very good condition.

Full leather binding with gilt titles and pictorial onlay to front cover. Ribbon ties weaved into binding of covers. 50 colour plates; tipped-in. Heavy, hand-made paper. Text is in Dutch. A lovely edition! Limited edition to 325 copies. 8" split to top of spine next to front cover. 3-4" split to base of spine on rear side of covers. Bumping and wear to corners and spine. A little chipping along cover edges. Original ribbon ties are still present on binding - one to bottom of front cover has partly torn off, so can not be tied to ribbon on rear cover; original piece of torn of ribbon still present inside, but detached. A few marks to covers. Looks like repair work has been professionally done at some point; new overlap edges have been very neatly added, so protecting more original corners. The book also appears to have new endpapers. Some foxing to outer page edges and a few to some pages internally. Some creasing to uncut page edges. All plates are present and in excellent condition!
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THE INGOLDSBY LEGENDS
Written by Thomas Ingoldsby. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 1305999
Published by J.M. Dent & Co.. 1st 1898. Almost very good condition.

Leather binding with a few gilt floral motifs at cover corners and to spine, raised bands to spine and red title block with gilt title. Marble effect endpapers and textblock. 12 colour plates plus b/w text illustrations. 638 pages. Covers are edge rubbed and worn, also scuffed. There is foxing especially to prelims and page edges. A name address in pencil to front fly-leaf and another along with inscription in pencil to half-title. Page 57/8 has a small tear at lower margin which has been tape repaired.
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A WONDER BOOK
Written by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 1106265
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1st 1922. Slightly better than very good condition.

Limited to 600 copies. Bound in cream buckram, with pictorial stamping on the cover in gold. Titles to cover and spine in gold. Top-edge gilt, others untrimmed. 206 pages. 11.5 x 9 inches. 16 tipped-in colour plates with captioned tissue-guards. 8 full-page colour illustrations and 20 b/w drawings. Tan and white pictorial endpapers. Copy no. 91 SIGNED by Rackham. All plates present and in fine condition. Spine bumped. Covers have just a few faint marks. Gilt rubbed on spine. Contents fine. A beautiful book. This copy would make a wonderful gift.
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THE ARTHUR RACKHAM FAIRY BOOK
Written by Charles Perrault; Hans Christian Andersen; et al. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 1305338
Published by George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd.. 1st 1933. Slightly better than very good condition.

Limited Edition of 460 copies. Full vellum gilt. 8 colour plates, numerous b/w illustrations. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. 286 pages. SIGNED by Arthur Rackham, this is copy no. 285. Light foxing to covers and to page edges. Contained in original slipcase which is edge worn and browned to spine and edges, tear to one edge. This copy would make a wonderful gift.
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THE ALLIES' FAIRY BOOK
Written by Edmund Gosse; et al. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 1204976
Published by William Heinemann. 1st thus 1916. Very good condition.

Limited edition of 525 copies. A selection of fairy tales from the Allied countries. Blue cloth, gilt titles and decoration to spine and front cover. 12 tipped-in colour plates plus b/w illustrations. 122 pages. 10 x 7,5 inches. Copy no. 414 SIGNED by Rackham. All plates present and in fine condition. Spine and corners bumped and rubbed. Covers slightly marked. Free endpapers browned. A couple of hinges strained. Light browning to pages opposite mounted plates. Foxing to gutter of pages 56/57 else just the occasional foxspot to contents.
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UNDINE
Written by Friedrich De La Motte Fouque. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 1204481
Published by William Heinemann. 1st 1909. Very good condition.

Deluxe edition limited to 1,000 SIGNED copies. Bound in vellum with gilt decoration to spine, gilt title and vignette to front. 15 beautiful tipped-in colour plates with tissue guards. 30 b/w drawings. SIGNED by illustrator. Copy no. 683. Book: all plates present. Spine darkened, cover edges grubby. Contents clean and bright.
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LITTLE BROTHER & LITTLE SISTER AND OTHER TALES
Written by Brothers Grimm. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 1202694
Published by Constable & Co. Ltd.. 1st 1917. Very good condition.

Adds 40 more stories to the 60 which Rackham already illustrated several years earlier. The violence and grotesqueries have been toned down conveying instead a wealth of humour and charm throughout. 12 beautiful tipped-in colour plates plus 43 b/w drawings. Large format. Green cloth, gilt titles and vignette. Pictorial endpapers and title page. 250 pages. Spine and corners bumped. Some grubby marks to covers. Endpapers and tissue-guards are browned. There are some tiny foxspots at page edges but contents otherwise clean.
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THE SPRINGTIDE OF LIFE
Written by Algernon C. Swinburne; Edmund Gosse. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 1202693
Published by William Heinemann. 1st 1918. Very good condition.

As the close of his life approached, Swinburne often expressed his desire to extract from his various volumes those poems addressed to children. He died without doing so. Edmund Gosse has brought together this collection of Swinburne's poems which are concerned with infancy. Rackham's delicate and romantic illustrations are a perfect complement to the text. 8 colour plates plus b/w text decorations. Dark green cloth with gilt titles and vignette to front cover. Green/white decorated endpapers. 133pp. cr 4to. Spine and corners bumped and slightly worn. Covers rubbed. Endpapers lightly browned and foxed. Contents clean.
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