1919 Rare First Edition - Some British Ballads beautifully illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Author: Arthur Rackham, illustrator.
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 original publisher full cloth binding with gilt embossed decoration to front board and blind stamped rear board decoration (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown, gilt on spine faded - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, some light foxing and staining mainly on the outer edges/margins of text pages - as shown, (the color plates are all fine)).
Illustrations: Complete with 16 wonderful tipped-in color plates by Arthur Rackham, each with tissue guards and numerous black and white line drawings within the text.
Estimate: (USD 300 - USD 500)
The book: A splendid first Rackham illustrated edition of SOME BRITISH BALLADS. The book features classic British ballads, each brought to life by Rackham's evocative and imaginative illustrations. These captivating tales of romance, adventure, and legend are beautifully framed by Rackham's iconic artistic style, making this volume a prized possession for any collector of illustrated books or fan of British folklore.
The illustrator: Arthur Rackham (1867–1939) was an English book illustrator, renowned for his distinct style that combined elements of whimsy, drama, and fantasy. His prolific career saw him illustrate works ranging from fairy tales and folklore to novels and plays. Rackham's exceptional ability to match his illustrations to the spirit of the text resulted in unique works of art that continue to enthral readers and art enthusiasts alike. His artistic contribution to SOME BRITISH BALLADS is a stunning testament to his imaginative and inimitable style.
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