Ex RARE : Arthur RACKHAM 1897 1st : TWO OLD LADIES TWO FOOLISH FAIRIES & TOM CAT


Ex RARE : Arthur RACKHAM 1897 1st : TWO OLD LADIES TWO FOOLISH FAIRIES & TOM CAT
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A VERY GOOD Copy of a VERY RARE

Arthur Rackham

His FIRST Book to include COLOUR PLATES

TWO OLD LADIES, TWO FOOLISH FAIRIES and a TOM CAT The Surprising Adventures of Tuppy and Tue

by Maggie Browne

With Coloured Plates and other illustrations by Arthur Rackham

Cassell and Company London

1897 : 1st Edition / 1st issue

Bound in original dark blue cloth, gilt titles, gilt decorations, teg, patterned end papers . 13cm x 18cm 190pp + 18 page adverts

4 Full page Colour Plates and 19 B&W Drawings

Matches ALL the 1st issue points of the original 1897 printing:

Riall page 21 "Dated 1897 to title page, adverts referenced 6 G - 10 97 bound in at rear, and publishers mark 10 - 97 on page edge of every bound section"

Exceptionally scarce in this true 1st state.

A fairy story with witches, perfect for Rackham's burgeoning skills - already showing signs of all his trade marks - spot the ethereal fairies , witches and some gnarly trees.

Condition : VERY GOOD . Minor edge wear and rubbing to corners. Gilt a little faded. Spine slightly sunned, titles still very legible. Binding
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