The Sleeping Beauty illustrated by Arthur Rackham
A lovely limited deluxe edition copy, numbered 79, of The Sleeping Beauty printed on English hand made paper with an additional colour plate. One of 625 copies (600 were for sale) which were numbered and signed by Arthur Rackham. 100 were reserved for sale in the USA. Includes 25 full page silhouettes, with 9 colour (frontispiece and 4 double plates) and 16 in black (including 4 double illustrations). One mounted coloured plate and silhouette head and tail pieces. Many other black silhouettes throughout the text.
Original half vellum over cream boards with gilt illustration and lettering on the cover and spine. Small section of rear cover is worn with top vellum rubbed off. Spine is worn. Wear to the edges of the boards. Top edge is gilt with other edges uncut. Signature on the half title page. Pages are clean however imprint of reverse/opposite illustration is evident on the pages. Pictorial end papers in good condition. 5 cm tear on last page. P 51 missing 3 cm of the lower corner. Octavo. 110p.
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