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Sleeping Beauty, The by  C.S  Arthur; EVANS - Hardcover - Signed - from David Brass Rare Books, Inc. and

Sleeping Beauty, The

by RACKHAM, Arthur; EVANS, C.S

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London: William Heinemann, 1920. Signed Limited Edition One of 625 Copies Signed by Arthur Rackham [RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. EVANS, C.S. The Sleeping Beauty. Told by C.S. Evans and illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: William Heinemann, [1920]. Edition de Luxe, limited to 625 copies signed by Arthur Rackham (this being No. 49). Large Quarto (11 3/8 x 8 7/8 inches; 289 x 226 mm.). 110, [1, imprint], [1, blank] pp. With an additional color silhouette drawing not found in the trade edition. Color frontispiece mounted on white paper with decorative border, three double-page silhouette drawings with color, two full-page silhouette drawings with color, eight single-page silhouette drawings in black and white and forty-one silhouette drawings in the text. Publisher's quarter vellum over parchment boards, front cover pictorially decorated and lettered in gilt, spine lettered in gilt, pictorial end-papers printed in green, top edge gilt, others uncut. Engraved bookplate on verso of front free end-paper. Spine slightly darkened, corners and board edges a little rubbed. Overall a very good copy of this hard to find title. Housed in a tan cloth slipcase. "The immediate aftermath of the war brought Some British Ballads (1919), and the two volumes of Cinderella (1919) and The Sleeping Beauty (1920), retold by C.S. Evans, in which his gift for silhouette was given full play..." (Derek Hudson. Arthur Rackham. His Life and Work, p. 108). Riall, p. 141; Latimore and Haskell, pp. 51/52.

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  • Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc. US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 03929
  • Title: Sleeping Beauty, The
  • Author: RACKHAM, Arthur; EVANS, C.S
  • Book condition: Used
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: London: William Heinemann, 1920
  • Keywords: EVANS, C.S.


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