Tuesday, November 25, 2014

CA. 1900 FAIRY TALES OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM - ILLUSTRATED BY ARTHUR RACKHAM - RARE FIRST US EDITION

CIRCA 1900

FAIRY TALES OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM
TRANSLATED BY MRS. EDGAR LUCAS

ILLUSTRATED BY ARTHUR RACKHAM

*** RARE ANTIQUE BOOK ~ EARLY RACKHAM ILLUSTRATIONS ~ HANDSOME GILT FINE BINDING ~ CLASSIC ***

Publisher:
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, no date, circa 1900.
Printed in Great Britain by Butler & Tanner, Selwood Printing Works, Frome, Somerset

Features:
• measures about 7.75'' x 6''
• handsome original publisher's decorative cloth fine binding
• ornate embossed gold gilt to spine and brown lettering to front
• color frontispiece and title page
• illustrated with about 100 monochrome part-page and full-page pictures
• 464 pages

A very small number (around 150) of this edition were printed for Freemantle in 1900 before production ceased and changed hands to another publisher, which issued a revised version with a different set of color plates and expurgated text in 1907 and 1909.

This Lippincott edition is the scarce American issue of the British Freemantle edition with full text and original Rackham drawings. It appears to be the First American edition though it bears no edition statement.

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