Tales from Shakespeare by Charles & Mary Lamb, illustrated by Arthur Rackham
A lovely first edition thus of this collection of Shakespeare’s tales adapted by Charles and Mary Lamb for the young reader. The tales are illustrated by twelve colour full page images plus black and white illustrations throughout the text. This copy is in a very presentable condition.
Original light blue cloth boards with bright gilt illustrations on the cover and spine. The spine ends are bumped with a repaired 1cm tear on the lower edge. Light blue mark on the top edge of the spine. Boards mildly marked and spine slightly lighter in colour and overall in tidy condition. Top edge is gilt and other page edges are coloured light blue. The contents are clean with light shade of foxing on the last pages. The bindings are tight. Foxed tissue guarded frontis illustration. Age toned front end pages. Other illustrations in very good condition. 6 1/2 x 9″ 304 printed pages.