1926 Rare First Edition - THE TEMPEST by Shakespeare illustrated by Arthur RACKHAM.
Regular price $350 USD
Author: SHAKESPEARE, William. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Title: The Tempest.
Language: Text in English.
Publisher: London: William Heinemann Ltd.; New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, . FIRST RACKHAM ILLUSTRATED EDITION.
Size : 10 " X 7.5 ".
Pages: ix-185 pages.
Binding: Attractive and good original full cloth binding (hinges fine, slight cloth crease on the front cover - as shown, overall slightly worn and scuffed) under a protective mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, blank endpaper professionally replaced by a previous owner, rare light foxing or staining - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the wonderful 20 tipped-in color plates by Arthur Rackham.
Estimate: (USD 450 - USD 600)
The book: A nice first edition of Shakespeare's TEMPEST with the wonderful illustrations by Arthur Rackham.
The TEMPEST: The Tempest is a play by English playwright William Shakespeare, probably written in 1610–1611, and thought to be one of the last plays that Shakespeare wrote alone. After the first scene, which takes place on a ship at sea during a tempest, the rest of the story is set on a remote island, where the sorcerer Prospero, a complex and contradictory character, lives with his daughter Miranda, and his two servants—Caliban, a savage monster figure, and Ariel, an airy spirit. The play contains music and songs that evoke the spirit of enchantment on the island. It explores many themes, including magic, betrayal, revenge, and family. In Act IV, a wedding masque serves as a play-within-the play, and contributes spectacle, allegory, and elevated language.
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.
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