Limited and Signed Edition of Undine, Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Written by Friedrich de la Motte:
The early German fairy tale romance, written in 1811 by Friedrich de la Motte, describes a water spirit named Undine who marries a knight named Huldebrand in order to gain a soul. Arthur Rackham’s delightful illustrations add value to the edition. An often treasured mermaid story and a rare addition to a Rackham collection.
Bound in full cream velum with gilt illustrations on the front and spine. Moderate markings on the boards and missing ribbon ties. Small presentation inscription on the verso of the front piece. All pages very bright and clean with slight age toning on front and rear pages. Bindings tight. Uncut pages on two sides slightly browned with age. Protected by a clear film. A very presentable copy with beautiful 15 full colour plates with the original printed tissue guards. Quarto 136 printed pages.