Pied Piper of Hamelin, The: RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator; BROWNING, Robert Pied Piper of Hamelin, The: RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator; BROWNING, Robert Pied Piper of Hamelin, The: RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator; BROWNING, Robert Pied Piper of Hamelin, The: RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator; BROWNING, Robert

Pied Piper of Hamelin, The

RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator; BROWNING, Robert

Published by London: George G. Harrap & Co., 1934, 1934
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The Signed Limited Edition[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. BROWNING, Robert. The Pied Piper of Hamelin. London: George G. Harrap & Co., [1934]. Limited to 410 copies, signed by Arthur Rackham, this being copy no. 175. Octavo (9 1/8 x 6 inches; 232 x 152 mm.). 44, [1], [3, blank] pp. Four color plates and fourteen drawings in black and white (including one double-page). Publisher's full limp vellum lettered in gilt on front cover. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Covers a little soiled and slightly creased. Small ink (shelf?) number on front paste-down. Bookplate removed from verso of front free end-paper leaving a glue residue mark. There is another glue residue mark on the verso of the rear free end-paper. A good copy. Chemised in a tan cloth slipcase with black leather spine label.The Pied Piper of Hamelin was a magician in German folklore. According to legend, the town of Hamelin was plagued by rats. A mysterious stranger in varicolored clothes appeared and offered to rid the town of the destructive vermin for a specified sum of money. The leaders of the town agreed to the contract, and the stranger began to play his pipe. The rats came swarming from the buildings and followed him to the River Weser, where they drowned. But when the town leaders refused to make the agreed payment the Pied Piper returned once more to play his pipe. This time, however, it was all the children of the town whom he enchanted and lured away to vanish behind a door in the Koppenberg hill. Robert Browning told the story in his poem The Pied Piper of Hamelin in 1842.Latimore and Haskell, p. 71. Riall, p. 186. Bookseller Inventory # 03932

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Title: Pied Piper of Hamelin, The

Publisher: London: George G. Harrap & Co., 1934

Publication Date: 1934

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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