RHINEGOLD AND THE VALKYRIE. Translated by Margaret Armour

Rackham, Arthur Illus.] Wagner Richard

Published by London William Heinemann 1910, 1910
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First edition, this copy with tipped-in card SIGNED BY ARTHUR RACKHAM, and with the one page printed announcement for the 1910 Arthur Rackham Exhibition at the Leicester Galleries in London which featured many of the original paintings for the Rhinegold and other subjects, plus an engraved four page (single leaf folded) prospectus from Heinemann for gift books of 1910. With 34 very impressive colour-plates by Arthur Rackham, representing some of his best and most adult work, the plates are tipped in onto stiff paper and feature captioned tissue guards. 4to, publisher’s original light brown buckram lettered and decorated in gilt on the upper cover and the spine. ix, 161 pp. + plates. A beautiful copy, the plates all pristine and perfect, the text fresh and clean and solid, the binding bright and fresh with just a hint of mellowing to the spine. A very pleasing copy. A VERY HANDSOME AND BRIGHT COPY OF THIS BEAUTIFUL WORK, WITH A TIPPED IN SIGNATURE CARD FROM ILLUSTRATOR ARTHUR RACKHAM AND WITH ADDITIONAL INTERESTING AND RELATED EPHEMERA. It is obvious at first glance that Rackham was deeply and personally inspired by Wagner’s great mythic theme. His illustrations emerge from each page with dramatic force and stirring emotion. The Rhinegold illustrations were a grand achievement in the continuing evolution of the artist’s style. Unlike many of his other books, his Wagnerian illustrations were not geared to a child audience. He wrote to a twelve year old fan, "I am very glad you like my illustrations. I am rather afraid that the books of mine that are coming out this year and next, which illustrate Wagner’s great Music-stories, the ‘Ring of the Nibelungs’, are not very well suited for those lucky people who haven’t yet finished the delightful adventure of growing up, but soon, perhaps, you will know and be fond of Wagner’s music and writings, and then you may like these drawings of mine as well as the others." -from Derek Hudson. Bookseller Inventory # 24264

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Title: RHINEGOLD AND THE VALKYRIE. Translated by ...

Publisher: London William Heinemann 1910

Publication Date: 1910

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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