The King of the Golden River.London: George G. Harrap & Co Ltd, 1932 Stock Code: 113250
Ruskin's famous fairy story with an original watercolour by RackhamDeluxe edition, number 318 of 570 copies signed by the artist. With a delightful original pen-and-ink and watercolour drawing by Rackham (signed and dated "Arthur Rackham 1932") on the limitation leaf, depicting the twelve year old Gluck opening the window to Southwest Wind, Esquire.
Octavo. Original limp vellum, titles to front cover gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, pictorial endpapers. With the original slipcase (with hand-numbered spine label). Housed in a custom made green quarter morocco, fleece-lined solander box.
Colour frontispiece and 3 colour plates, black and white illustrations in the text, by Rackham.
Endpapers cockled, vellum a little puckered at corners (both having occurred during the binding process: a common trait with this book). An excellent copy.
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