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(RACKHAM, Arthur.) SHAKESPEARE, William.

A Midsummer-Night's Dream.

London, William Heinemann; Doubleday, Page & Co., New York, 1908 Stock Code: 142423
£2,750.00

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Notes

Signed limited edition, number 438 of 1,000 copies signed by the illustrator Arthur Rackham, for sale in Great Britain and Ireland. In A Midsummer Night's Dream Rackham "developed his gift for drawing witches, gnomes, fairies, and anthropomorphized trees and brought them to a pitch of vivid characterization, sometimes with an unsettling frisson of horror" (ODNB).

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Description

Quarto (273 x 221 mm). Mid-20th-century blue morocco by Bayntun-Riviere, spine lettered in gilt, compartments and covers panelled in gilt, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges.

Illustrations

Colour frontispiece and 39 colour plates with captioned tissue-guards mounted on heavy brown paper, black and white illustrations in the text, all by Rackham; title page printed in olive-green & black.

Condition

Light spotting on occasion to contents; still a fine copy in a handsome binding.

Bibliography

Latimore & Haskell p. 32; Riall p. 87.

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