TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE ILLUSTRATED AND SIGNED BY ARTHUR RACKHAM
(RACKHAM, Arthur) LAMB, Charles and Mary. Tales from Shakespeare. London / New York: J.M. Dent / E.P. Dutton, 1909. Quarto, period style full dark green morocco gilt, raised bands, uncut. $3000.
Deluxe limited large-paper edition, number 520 of 750 copies signed and illustrated by Rackham. With 13 mounted full-page color illustrations and numerous other illustrations by Rackham, beautifully bound.
Arthur Rackham's timeless illustrations rediscover Shakespeare's magic, accompanying the 20 tales adapted by Charles and Mary Lamb so skillfully that the "essentials of the stories are preserved," entrancing both young and old (Baugh, 1182). Originally published in 1899 with black-and-white illustrations only: "there is an extra colored plate in this edition not included in the trade edition" (Latimore and Haskell, 33). Riall, 90, 32. Latimore & Haskell, 33-34, 12-13. Jaggard, 188.
Text and plates fine, beautifully bound.