Author : Christina Rossetti, illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Title : Goblin Market by Christina Rossetti, illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Publisher : Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott Co, no date (circa 1933). First American edition.
Language : Text in English
Size : 9 " X 6 "
Pages : 42 pages
Binding : Very good illustrated hardcover binding (hinges fine, light staining - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (bright, clean and tight, rare foxing and staining)
Illustrations : Illustrated with with 4 colour plates by Arthur Rackham (complete).
Estimate : (USD 100 - USD 250)
The book : Rare and Nice First American illustrated by Rackham edition of "Goblin Market" -- a popular narrative poem from Rossetti's first commercially published collection of poetry, Goblin Market and Other Poems (1862). The poem tells the story of two sisters, Laura and Lizzie, who encounter a group of goblin merchants while they collect water at a stream near their home, and, while Lizzie keeps her distance, Laura is lured by the goblins' strange features and luscious fruits. While the first 1862 edition was illustrated by the poet's brother Dante Gabriel Rossetti, this edition contains artwork by noted illustrator Arthur Rackham.
The illustrator : Arthur Rackham (1867-1939) was a prolific British artist and illustrator, best known for his deluxe editions of popular children's books. Artistically inclined since childhood, Rackham started illustrating for newspapers, but it was not until he began drawing for children's literature that he received critical acclaim.