London: George G. Harrap, 1933. First edition. Hardcover. Signed by author on colophon. 107/460. Small Quarto. Original glassine with paper flaps over vellum with gilt-stamped ruling and lettering on cover, gilt ruling, lettering and additional illustration on spine, protected in modern mylar; housed in publishers slipcase with printed label on spine. Gilt top edges. Illustrated endpapers. Color frontispiece and illustrated title page. Beautifully illustrated with 8 color plates and 60 b/w drawings by Arthur Rackham.
"...those old favourites of the nursery that have such a hold on our affections that their incidents, characters, and even phrases have become part of our everyday thought and expression, and help to shape our lives."
Contents of Arthur Rackham Fairy Book: Hop-O'-My-Thumb; Dick Whittington; Jack and the Beanstalk; Beauty and the Beast; Henny-Penny; The Story of Sindbad the Sailor; Jack the Giant-Killer; The Ugly Duckling; The Princess and the Pea; Blue Beard; The Story of Alladin, or the Wonderful Lamp; The Sleeping Beauty; The Barmecide's Feast; Toads and Diamonds; The Three Bears; Ali Baba; Cinderella; Puss in the Boots; The Emperor's New Clothes; Rip van Winkle; Little Red Riding-Hood; Hansel and Grethel; What the Old Man Does is Always Right.
Glassine with chips and tears. Uncut foredge and bottom block. Else in near fine condition. near fine. Item #42291