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RACKHAM, Arthur.

Mother Goose. The Old Nursery Rhymes.

London: William Heinemann, 1913 Stock Code: 113096
£1,750.00
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First trade edition, first impression. Unusually, the trade edition of Mother Goose is an entirely different setting of type from the deluxe, with a smaller type area and the illustrations mostly reduced in size. The colour plates are printed within a cream border directly on white paper rather than mounted, all except the Mother Goose illustration (also used for the front panel of the dust jacket), which has a black border and is the same size as the deluxe version. This copy conforms to Riall's description of the first of two trade bindings, except that here the top edge is blue, not green. Riall notes that later issues and editions have plain endpapers.

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Description

Octavo. Original blue pictorial cloth, titles to spine and front cover in blue and red, illustrated endpapers, top edge blue. With the dust jacket.

Illustrations

Colour frontispiece and 12 colour plates with captioned tissue guards, black and white illustrations in the text, by Rackham.

Condition

Light spotting to fore-edge, in the dust jacket with moderate spotting and soiling. An excellent copy.

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