A Lovely Copy of Rackham's Fairy Tales by Hans Andersen In the Original Publisher's Slipcase
RACKHAM, Arthur. Fairy Tales by Hans Anderser. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: George G. Harrap & Co, Ltd , 1932.
First edition, deluxe issue. One of 525 copies, of which 500 are for sale, all signed by the artist underneath limitation statement. This being number 198. Quarto. [287] pp. Twelve color plates, with descriptive tissue guards, and fifty-nine drawings in black and white. Title printed in reddish brown and black. Slipcase with same limitation number.

Original vellum over boards with front cover ruled and lettered in gilt and spine ruled, lettered, and pictorially stamped in gilt. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Peach and white pictorial endpapers. Vellum with some very light soiling, but text is about fine. In the original drab olive cardboard slipcase with printed paper label on top panel (with matching limitation number). Slipcase with some wear along edges and lacking top edge of slipcase (but with edge piece slipped in). Overall a very nice copy.

Latimore and Haskell, p. 68. Riall, p. 177.

HBS # 68406 $2,250