Arthur Rackham - The Allies' Fairy Book (signed limited edition) - 1916

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Arthur Rackham - The Allies' Fairy Book (signed limited edition) - 1916
Children's books, Illustrated, Literature - Quantity: 1 - Limited edition, Numbered edition, Signed, Signed by author, Signed by illustrator, With slipcase - Book

"The Allies' Fairy Book" illustrated by Arthur Rackham

William Heinemann, London - 1916 limited edition of 525 copies, this being no 76, signed by illustrator Arthur Rackham - 121p, 18cmx15cm - 20 tipped in colored plates onto brown card with tissue guards - condition: good copy, with some wear and soiling to original blue boards, complete with all plates.

this patriotic wartime book of fairy tales with traditional stories from all the countries who had joined the Allied Forces by 1916. In the introduction Edmund Gosse explains that the stories were collected to connect "the fighting friends of humanity," citing the "almost universal distribution of fairy tales." In addition to familiar classics like "Jack the Giant-Killer" (England) and "Sleeping Beauty" (France), the anthology includes tales from countries less commonly remembered as allies during the First World War, including "The Fox's Wedding" (Japan) and "Cesarino and the Dragon" (Italy)

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Children's books, Illustrated, Literature
Author/ Illustrator
Arthur Rackham
Book Title
The Allies' Fairy Book (signed limited edition)
Condition
Good
Publication year oldest item
1916
Edition
Numbered edition
Language
English
Original language
Yes
Binding/ Material
Hardback
Extras
Limited edition, Numbered edition, Signed, Signed by author, Signed by illustrator, With slipcase
Number of pages
121
Dimensions
18×15 cm
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