Tempest

Arthur RACKHAM

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Item#: 126735 price:$4,200.00

Tempest
Tempest
Tempest

SHAKESPEARE'S TEMPEST, ILLUSTRATED AND SIGNED BY ARTHUR RACKHAM, IN SCARCE ORIGINAL DUST JACKET

(RACKHAM, Arthur) SHAKESPEARE, William. The Tempest. London and New York: William Heinemann and Doubleday, Page, [1926]. Quarto, original half vellum, pictorial boards, top edge gilt, uncut, original dust jacket. Housed in a custom slipcase. $4200.

Deluxe signed limited first edition, number 107 of only 520 copies, with 21 full-page mounted color illustrations and 25 in-text line cuts, signed by Rackham, uncut and unopened, in scarce original dust jacket.

"Arthur Rackham's fanciful imagination gave his illustrations instant recognition, and his dedication to illustration kept him in the public eye for 30 years" (Hodnett, 233). His "excitingly original edition of The Tempest showed [him] experimenting in a simplified dramatic technique that was refreshingly and effectively 'modern'" (Derek Hudson). This signed limited first edition contains an extra color plate (the frontispiece, "Sea-nymphs hourly ring his knell")—not issued in the trade edition. Latimore & Haskell, 61. Riall, 161.

Scarce original dust jacket with moderate wear, including three chips to spine; boards with a bit of light spotting. Text and plates bright and fine. A lovely copy in the scarce original dust jacket.

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