CINDERELLA, Retold by C. S. Evans: Rackham, Arthur Illus.]

CINDERELLA, Retold by C. S. Evans

Rackham, Arthur Illus.]

Published by London William Heinemann 1919, 1919
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First edition, LIMITED EDITION DE LUXE, one of 525 numbered copies SIGNED BY ARTHUR RACKHAM and printed on English handmade paper. This limited edition is also printed on significantly larger paper then the trade issue. THIS COPY WITH THE VERY RARE DUSTJACKET, SELDOM IF EVER ENCOUNTERED. THE LIMITED ISSUE CONTAINS A COLOUR SILHOUETTE NOT INCLUDED IN THE TRADE EDITION, and with the tipped-in colour frontispiece on decorated mounting, decorated titlepage, 3 coloured double-page silhouettes, 14 single page silhouettes, and over 30 silhouette drawings throughout the text, all by Arthur Rackham. 4to, publisher’s original pictorially decorated paper-covered boards backed in tan buckram, the spine lettered and decorated in black, with green endpapers decorated in white by Rackham. In the very RARE original green paper dustjacket lettered and decorated in black. Now protected in a fine morocco backed custom slipcase backed featuring raised bands and fine gilt lettering and tooling. ix, 110 pp. A very fine copy of this elusive title in the limited format, internally especially bright with only very mild hints of the offsetting to which the title was prone. The binding near pristine with just a little evidence of shelving along the bottom edge, even the rare jacket clean and fresh with only a few tiny chips. LIMITED FIRST EDITION AND ONE OF THE MORE ELUSIVE TITLES IN RACKHAM’S OEUVRE, SIGNED AND NUMBERED BY THE ARTIST AND WITH A COLOUR ILLUSTRATION WHICH WAS NOT INCLUDED IN THE TRADE ISSUE. THIS COPY WITH THE RARE DUSTJACKET PRESERVED. The classic tale of Cinderella is here retold with fascinating detail and elaboration by Arthur Rackham artwork. For this title Rackham employees delightful silhouette pictures that are quite a departure from the colourplate style of his more familiar works such as PETER PAN or RIP VAN WINKLE. CINDERELLA is especially difficult to find in nice condition, and this copy is especially well-preserved. Bookseller Inventory # 27227

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Title: CINDERELLA, Retold by C. S. Evans

Publisher: London William Heinemann 1919

Publication Date: 1919

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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