The Springtide of Life Illustrated by Arthur Rackham


First trade edition with dust jacket.

Published by William Heinemann, London, 1918

1 in stock


The Springtide of Life, Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Written by Algernon Charles Swinburne.

Trade first edition of The Springtide of Life contains Algernon Charles Swinburne’s verses for children. Eight full page colour plates with titled tissue guards. Numerous black and white illustrations throughout the text. With a preface by Edmund Gosse.

Green, cloth boards with faded gilt illustration and lettering on the spine and covers. The board material is bubbled in places. The corners are lightly bumped. Illustrated front and rear end pages. Previous owner’s dedication on the front free page dated 1918. The dust jacket is dark green with black illustrations and lettering. There is a loss of the bottom edge of the jacket and torn corners. The jacket is lightly dulled in colour. 133 printed pages. 10 x 7 1/2 ”

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