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RACKHAM, Arthur. The Arthur Rackham Fairy Book. London: George G. Harrap, 1933.
RACKHAM, Arthur. The Arthur Rackham Fairy Book. London: George G. Harrap, 1933.

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RACKHAM, Arthur. The Arthur Rackham Fairy Book. London: George G. Harrap, 1933.

4o. Frontispiece and 7 color plates, numerous text illustrations, and pictorial endpapers by Rackham. Original gilt-decorated vellum, t.e.g., others uncut, some leaves unopened (spine ends slightly bumped); publisher's board slipcase with paper label (worn).

LIMITED EDITION, number of 258 of 460 copies signed by Rackham. This copy includes an ORIGINAL SIGNED INK AND WATERCOLOR DRAWING BY RACKHAM on the front fly-leaf. The watercolor is entitled "The Key," and it depicts Blue Beard and his wife after he discovered that she disobeyed him by opening the closet where the dead bodies of his former wives hang.

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