Irish Fairy Tales

Arthur RACKHAM   |   James STEPHENS

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Irish Fairy Tales
Irish Fairy Tales
Irish Fairy Tales
Irish Fairy Tales
Irish Fairy Tales
Irish Fairy Tales
Irish Fairy Tales
Irish Fairy Tales

DELUXE SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF RACKHAM’S ILLUSTRATED IRISH FAIRY TALES, ONE OF ONLY 520 SIGNED BY RACKHAM

(RACKHAM, Arthur) STEPHENS, James. Irish Fairy Tales. London: Macmillan, 1920. Large, thick quarto, original half vellum and vellum-style paper-covered boards, gilt pictorial cover, top edge gilt, uncut. Housed in a custom slipcase. $4600.

Deluxe signed limited first edition, one of only 520 copies signed by Rackham, with 16 wonderful color plates mounted on cream stock and 21 in-text line illustrations.

"Rackham's fanciful imagination gave his illustrations instant recognition, and his dedication to illustration kept him in the public eye for thirty years" (Hodnett, 233). His lively rendition of Stephens' Tales exploits those present-day advances in color printing that "enabled him to use subtle tints and muted tones to represent age and timelessness" (Houfe, 268). Latimore & Haskell, 52. Riall, 138. Bookplates.

Upper corner gently bumped, lower corners lightly rubbed. A near-fine, lovely copy.

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