MOTHER GOOSE: The Old Nursery Rhymes: Rackham, Arthur illus.]

MOTHER GOOSE: The Old Nursery Rhymes

Rackham, Arthur illus.]

Published by London William Heinemann [1913], 1913
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DE LUXE LARGE-PAPER ISSUE SIGNED BY ARTHUR RACKHAM AND LIMITED to 1100 hand-numbered copies for sale. Laid in is the printed announcement for the 1913 Arthur Rackham Exhibition at the Leicester Galleries in London which featured many of the original paintings for this work. With 13 very fine colour plates tipped to heavy stock with captioned tissue guards, silhouette illustrated title-page and with 85 black and white illustrations, initials and other decorations throughout all by Arthur Rackham. 4to, publisher's original de luxe white cloth, the upper cover lettered and with pictorial image of Mother Goose in gilt, the spine gilt lettered and florally decorated, t.e.g. Now protected in a custom morocco backed slipcase backed featuring raised bands and fine gilt lettering and tooling. xi, 160 pp. A beautifully preserved, very fine copy indeed, internally pristine, the text still largely unopened, the plates all perfect, the white cloth brilliantly preserved and extremely unusual thus. About as fine a copy as one could ever expect to see. SCARCE DE LUXE SIGNED EDITION OF ONE OF THE MOST ELUSIVE RACKHAM TITLES IN LIMITED EDITION, SPECIALLY BOUND FORMAT. Perhaps the most iconic of children's rhymes are given the wonderful addition of 98 of Arthur Rackham's colour paintings and line drawings. A stunning book, and this an exceptionally beautiful copy. MOTHER GOOSE was an especially fond undertaking for Rackham, who's intent to please children with this offering was extremely successful. He chose each of the poems which would be included in the work, and featured himself in the opening initial to the first rhyme with a whimsical self-portrait. The drawing of 'the house that Jack built' was modeled from his own home in Chalcot Gardens. The colourplate 'As I was going to St. Ives' features another self-portrait, with Rackham being terrified by seven witches, black cats and vast multitude of kittens!. Bookseller Inventory # 27230

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Title: MOTHER GOOSE: The Old Nursery Rhymes

Publisher: London William Heinemann [1913]

Publication Date: 1913

Binding: Hardcover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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