London, South Kensington
6 June 2006
GRIMM BROTHERS. Little Brother & Little Sister and other tales. London: Constable, 1917. 4°. Half title, coloured frontispiece and 12 plates by Arthur Rackham, illustrations (frontispiece tissue guard lightly offset onto title). Original grey cloth with gold pictorial label on upper cover, spine lettered in gilt, top edges gilt, others uncut. Provenance: Frederick John Hancock Lloyd (ex-libris sticker). NUMBER 359 OF 525 COPIES SIGNED BY THE ARTIST AND INCLUDING AN EXTRA SIGNED PLATE IN SEPARATE ENVELOPE.
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