Item #29145 (Arthur Rackham). The Sleeping Beauty. C. S. Evans.
(Arthur Rackham). The Sleeping Beauty.
(Arthur Rackham). The Sleeping Beauty.
(Arthur Rackham). The Sleeping Beauty.
(Arthur Rackham). The Sleeping Beauty.
(Rackham, Arthur)

(Arthur Rackham). 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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