Lot 128: Arthur Rackham's Book of Pictures. With an Introduction by Sir Arthur Quiller Couch. London: William Heinemann, 1913. 4to. Half title, titled printed in black and green, coloured frontispiece and 43 coloured plates by Arthur Rackham mounted on brown paper (some light mainly marginal spotting, some heavier spotting to tissue guards). Original cream pictorial buckram gilt, top edges, others uncut (spine a little darkened, some light staining). Provenance: Lady Evelyn Mason (monogram cut out from bookplate and laid down on ex-libris illustration on front pastedown). FIRST EDITION. NUMBER 609 OF 1,030 COPIES SIGNED BY THE ARTIST. Hudson p.169; Latimore & Haskell pp. 41-42; Riall p.118. "A few of the illustrations in this book have been published before in magazines or periodicals; in most cases as first sketches in black and white only. These have since been carried out as pictures, and in that form are reproduced here for the first time" (from the author's Note).

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Description: Arthur Rackham's Book of Pictures. With an Introduction by Sir Arthur Quiller Couch. London: William Heinemann, 1913. 4to. Half title, titled printed in black and green, coloured frontispiece and 43 coloured plates by Arthur Rackham mounted on brown paper (some light mainly marginal spotting, some heavier spotting to tissue guards). Original cream pictorial buckram gilt, top edges, others uncut (spine a little darkened, some light staining). Provenance: Lady Evelyn Mason (monogram cut out from bookplate and laid down on ex-libris illustration on front pastedown). FIRST EDITION. NUMBER 609 OF 1,030 COPIES SIGNED BY THE ARTIST. Hudson p.169; Latimore & Haskell pp. 41-42; Riall p.118. "A few of the illustrations in this book have been published before in magazines or periodicals; in most cases as first sketches in black and white only. These have since been carried out as pictures, and in that form are reproduced here for the first time" (from the author's Note).
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