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Arthur Rackham: His Life and Work

Hudson, Derek

Published by Charles Scribner, New York, 1975
Condition: vg Hardcover
From ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB) (Santa Monica, CA, U.S.A.)

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4to. 180 (2) pp. Green buckram binding with embossed gilt decoration to cover and title plate to spine in original printed dust jacket. Some scuffing, rubbing and minor tearing to dj, mainly on top dj spine. Illustrated endpapers. Color frontispiece. Profusely illustrated throughout (some color). With three appendices. Re-issue of 1960 edition. Dj in good, book in very good condition.On the illustrator:Arthur Rackham (September 19, 1867 - September 6, 1939) was a prolific British book illustrator. He was born in London as one of 12 children. At 18, he worked as a clerk at the Westminster Fire Office and began studying at the Lambeth School of Art. In 1892 he quit his clerk job and started working for The Westminster Budget as a reporter and illustrator. His first book illustrations were published in 1893. From then, until his death in 1939, he illustrated innumerable books. Rackham won a gold medal at the Milan International Exhibition in 1906 and another one at the Barcelona International Exposition in 1911. His works were included in numerous exhibitions, including one at the Louvre in Paris in 1914. Arthur Rackham died 1939 of cancer in his home in Limpsfield, Surrey.Major works of Arthur Rackham include the children's books Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm (1900), Rip van Winkle (1905), Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (1906), and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1907) and many others. While he may be best known for his elaborate children's literature illustrations, he also illustrated books for adult readers, e.g. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1908), Undine (1909), The Rhinegold and the Valkyrie (1911) (also known as Das Rheingold), short stories by Edgar Allan Poe, and several fairy tale books. Bookseller Inventory # 14947

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Title: Arthur Rackham: His Life and Work

Publisher: Charles Scribner, New York

Publication Date: 1975

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Arthur Rackham

Book Condition:vg

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: Reprint (of 1960)

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