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Little Brother & Little Sister and Other Tales

RACKHAM, Arthur; GRIMM, Jakob and Wilhelm; BAYNTUN of Bath; BAYNTUN of Bath

Published by London: Constable & Co., 1917, 1917
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One of Rackham's Crowning AchievementsFirst Trade EditionBound by Bayntun of Bath[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. GRIMM, Jakob and Wilhelm. [BAYNTUN of Bath, binders]. Little Brother & Little Sister and Other Tales. London: Constable & Co., 1917. First trade edition. Tall octavo (9 1/2 x 7 3/8 in; 243 x 186 mm). xi, [1], 250, [1], [1, blank] pp. Twelve color plates tipped-in on grey stock with captions, forty-three black and white drawings. Bound ca. 1960 by Bayntun of Bath (stamp-signed) in full blue calf with double-ruled borders, decorated compartments with central gilt vignette. Spine labels in brown and tan morocco. Gilt dentelles. Cockerell endpapers. Top edge gilt. A few plates with faint crease at corner, otherwise a fine copy."?it was during these years that he illustrated a new Brothers Grimm title, Little Brother and Little Sister which is in effect one of his crowning achievements. In these twelve colour plates we find the most astonishing versatility of style, and an exquisite pitch of execution. The style ranges from the delicate to the virtual burlesque caricature. On the one hand is an example of pre-Raphaelite, infinitely tender portrayals of womanhood, such as 'The True Sweetheart', or the delicate realism of Maid Maleen and her waiting woman escaping from the terrible tower of her father. Yet within the same book we find the classic Rackhamerie of the gnome with his beard caught in the cleft of the semi-anthropomorphized tree, appealing to Rose-red and Snow-white for help and the Hassell-like custard-pie of the three soldiers and the long nose. This is one of the few books illustrated by Rackham from which it would be possible to select any single-colour picture in order to demonstrate Rackham's art at its finest." (Gettings. Arthur Rackham, pp. 116-117).Lattimore and Haskell, p. 46. Riall, p. 129. Bookseller Inventory # 01900

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Title: Little Brother & Little Sister and Other ...

Publisher: London: Constable & Co., 1917

Publication Date: 1917

Edition: 1st Edition

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