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RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); SHAKESPEARE, William.

A Midsummer-Night's Dream.

London: William Heinemann; Doubleday, Page & Co., New York, 1908 Stock Code: 147819
£1,950.00
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The deluxe vellum issue

First Rackham edition, signed limited issue, number 578 of 1,000 copies signed by the artist and released for sale in Great Britain and Ireland.

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Description

Quarto. Publisher's deluxe in full vellum, titles to spine and front cover in gilt, pictorial design blocked in gilt to front cover, brown endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed.

Illustrations

Colour frontispiece and 39 colour plates mounted on heavy brown paper, captioned tissue-guards, black and white illustrations in the text, all by Rackham.

Condition

Contemporary ink gift inscription to first blank. Small hole to front joint, Slight rubbing and dust-soiling, the binding otherwise sound, internally crisp; an attractive copy.

Bibliography

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

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