1919 Rare First Edition illustrated 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., no date (1919). First Rackham Illustrated Edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size : 10 " X 8 ".
Pages: 170 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good binding nicely bound in dark blue half morocco leather with gilt spine, raised bands, over publisher's original gilt-decorated blue cloth boards (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, some light foxing or staining - as shown, original endpaper bound in - 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 600 - USD 900)
The book: Attractive and rare First edition in a nice half morocco Binding! Beautiful Edition of Some British Ballads wonderfully 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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