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Siegfried & The Twilight of the Gods by  Arthur  (Illustrator)  Margaret (Translator); Rackham - Signed First Edition - 1911 - from Swan's Fine Books and Biblio.com

Siegfried & The Twilight of the Gods

by Wagner, Richard; Armour, Margaret (Translator); Rackham, Arthur (Illustrator)

Condition: Very Good


London / New York: William Heinemann / Doubleday Page & Co, 1911. 1st and Limited Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Rackham, Arthur. Quarto size, 184 pp., signed by Arthur Rackham. Limited edition of 1150 copies (1000 for Britain and 150 for America), this being copy no. 82 of the 150 reserved for America, signed by Arthur Rackham on the limitation page. Considered by many to be Rackham's most magnificent work, the 30 full-color illustrations are breathtaking. ___DESCRIPTION: Bound in brown laid paper boards with an ivory cloth spine, publisher's paper label to the spine, and grey-green laid paper endpapers; the binding does not conform to that in the bibliographies, so is either a variant or the volume was rebound - if rebound, the binder did a wonderful job as there is plenty of room in the gutter margins. Limitation statement with Arthur Rackham's signature on the verso of the page preceding the frontispiece, title page has green lettering and a small illustration by Rackham in black, the thirty colour illustrations are tipped onto heavy brown paper, each with a lettered tissue guard, nine drawings total (including title page) in black and white; quarto size (approximately 11.5" tall), pagination: (i)-x, (1)-182, blank, printer's statement, printed by Ballantyne & Company Ltd, London (count excludes pages with tipped-in illustrations and tissue guards); limited edition of 1150 copies, all signed by Rackham, with 150 being reserved for America, of which this is no. 82. ___CONDITION: The binding is good plus to very good minus, with some rubbing to the corners (particularly the bottom corners), overall light soiling with some small tears to the cloth spine; the interior is near fine and clearly was hardly read as many signatures are unopened, it has a strong, square text block, hinges a bit tender but holding well, the book is free of prior owner markings, and all the illustrations with their tissue guards are present as called for, each of the illustrations being in fine condition save one (pg. 108) which has a very small rubbed spot. ___CITATION: Latimore & Haskell pg. 37; Riall pg. 109. ___POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard does not always cover costs; please contact us for details. ___Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.
  • Bookseller: Swan's Fine Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 15122903
  • Title: Siegfried & The Twilight of the Gods
  • Author: Wagner, Richard; Armour, Margaret (Translator); Rackham, Arthur (Illustrator)
  • Illustrator: Rackham, Arthur
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: 1st and Limited Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: William Heinemann / Doubleday Page & Co
  • Place: London / New York
  • Date published: 1911
  • Keywords: Illustrators - Arthur Rackham


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