1933 Rare First US Edition - Goblin Market by Christina Rossetti illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
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 US Edition illustrated by Rackham.
Language: Text in English.
Size : 9 " X 6 ".
Pages: 42 pages.
Binding: Attractive and near fine illustrated hardcover binding (hinges fine - as shown).
Dustjacket: Very good dust jacket (few small tears and chips - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, clean and tight - as shown, light toning on the second blank page - as shown, small name of a previous owner on the top of the first endpaper - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the 4 wonderful color plates and numerous beautiful figurative vignettes by Arthur Rackham.
Estimate: (USD 300 -USD 350)
The book: Rare and very nice First American illustrated edition by Rackham 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.
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