The Sleeping Beauty. C. S. Evans.
The Sleeping Beauty.
The Sleeping Beauty.
The Sleeping Beauty.
The Sleeping Beauty.
(Rackham, Arthur)

The Sleeping Beauty.

Rackham, Arthur (illus.)

London & Philadelphia: Heinemann/Lippincott, (1920). Quarto. 110pp. One of 625 copies, signed by the artist. This copy bears an original pen-and-ink drawing by Rackham below the limitation statement, also signed. The drawing depicts the king and queen with their infant daughter. Illustrated with one tipped-in color plate and numerous silhouettes, several of them splashed with color. This is one of only two titles that Arthur Rackham illustrated with silhouettes; Hamilton writes, "It is immediately clear that Rackham is a master of the medium, being able to evoke character and humor by profile and gesture alone, and allowing the two-dimensional effect of his pen work [sic] to lead the reader through the book." Covers slightly toned, corners rubbed, some faint offsetting from silhouettes, else a near fine copy in vellum-backed, white paper-covered boards, stamped in gilt. T.e.g. Item #29145

(Latimore & Haskell, pp. 51-52; Hamilton, pp. 118-119).

Price: $4,500.00

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