Undine: RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator; FOUQUE, De La Motte Undine: RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator; FOUQUE, De La Motte Undine: RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator; FOUQUE, De La Motte Undine: RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator; FOUQUE, De La Motte

Undine

RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator; FOUQUE, De La Motte

Published by London / New York: William Heinemann / Doubleday, Page & Co., , 1909, 1909
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"A Masterpiece of Sympathetic Understanding"Edition de LuxeSigned by the Artist[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. FOUQUE, De La Motte. Undine. Adapted from the German by W.L. Courtney and Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London / New York: William Heinemann / Doubleday, Page & Co., 1909. Edition de Luxe, limited to 1000 large-paper copies signed by the artist, this being copy no. 280. Quarto. Fifteen color plates mounted on brown art paper, with captioned tissue guards. Head- tailpieces. Original full vellum, vignette and lettering stamped in gilt. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Original ribbons ties. Bookplate. Minimal dusting to boards, otherwise a fine and bright copy."With the aqueous world of Undine Rackham found an opportunity to revive and develop his earlier art nouveau linear decorative drawing. especially in the need to incorporate waves and water currents in his pictures. He was thus able to connect a felicitious quality of decoration into his plates, was well as a new feeling for flat pattern which harks back to fin de siècle without being too openly mannered" (Gettings, Arthur Rackham, p. 123)."Although the waves and eddies of Undine bear the mark of Art Nouveau, the work was still another step forward for Rackham, the unity of conception in the line drawings and the colour plates, the assertion of contrast in the moods of the heroine, rendering it a masterpiece of sympathetic understanding" (Hudson, p. 80).Latimore and Haskell p. 34. Riall p. 93. Bookseller Inventory # 01983

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Title: Undine

Publisher: London / New York: William Heinemann / Doubleday, Page & Co., , 1909

Publication Date: 1909

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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