1909 Rare Limited Book Signed by Rackham - Some British Ballads in a beautiful binding.
Author: Illustrator, Arthur Rackham.
Title: Some British Ballads. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Publisher: London, Constable & Co. Ltd., 1909. First Rackham Illustrated Edition, SIGNED LIMITED ISSUE. Number 133 of 575 copies signed by RACKHAM.
Language: Text in English.
Size : 11.5 " X 9.5 ".
Pages: 136 pages.
Binding: Attractive and Fine binding handsomely bound in dark blue full morocco leather, gilt titles and decoration to spine, gilt border to boards, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, marbled end-papers, original covers preserved at the rear. Under a protective removable mylar cover. A very beautiful binding!
Content: Very good, near fine content (bright, tight and clean - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with 16 wonderful tipped-in color plates by Arthur Rackham, each with captioned tissue guards and numerous black and white line drawings within the text.
Estimate: (USD 1250 - USD 1800)
The book: Attractive, rare & signed First edition in a wonderful Binding! Beautiful Edition of Some British Ballads. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
The illustrator: Arthur Rackham RWS (19 September 1867 – 6 September 1939) was an English book illustrator. He is recognized as one of the leading literary figures during the Golden Age of British book illustration. His work is noted for its robust pen and ink drawings, which were combined with the use of watercolor, a technique he developed due to his background as a journalistic illustrator.
Rackham's 51 color pieces for the Early American tale became a turning point in the production of books since – through color-separated printing – it featured the accurate reproduction of color artwork. Some of his best-known works include the illustrations for Rip Van Winkle, Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm.
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