Spine a little 'mottled'. Still an excellent copy. The Dream was, of course, an almost perfect setting for Rackham's devic imagination -- perhaps only bettered by the opportunity of The Tempest -- with the result that some of the fairies, elves and goblins he created for this play are among his finest colour images, and almost all the plates echo perfectly the mysterious interweaving of lightness and depth in this great work.
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Many of the formal plates are exquisite, whether they depict the principal events of the main theme of the story, such as the translated Bottom with his ass-head mocked by tree sprites, or the night-rule of Titania's haunted grove, those incidents within the subsidiary action, with details hardly dreamed of by Shakespeare, such as the gnomish knife-grinder in a motley group of fairies. Some of the floriated headings for the Dream are the finest of Rackham's line at the time, as for example the heading vignette for Act One, Scene One, which with typical Rackham irrelevance spreads its tendrils over the page, and into the text, ignoring the fact that the setting is supposed, according to Shakespeare, to be the Palace of Theseus, and throwing us immediately into a tangle-wood Rackhamerie, with mice, pixies and a sleeping maiden.
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For its part, the Limited Editions Club attempted to justify the new medium to its subscribers in a defensive statement in their Club leaflet:. Rackham … has usually insisted that his illustrations should be reproduced by the photo-engraving process, by half-tone process blocks. Such a process gives a facsimile reproduction of the drawings; but the fine dots involved in half-tone blocks require that they be printed on coated paper; and we refused to permit the inclusion of coated paper in our Shakespeare.
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Had Rackham died at this point — as he might well have done — we would inevitably have been left with the nasty taste in the mouth, that he had had his last work abused by his publisher, who had wilfully defied him. It is a fine edition. One scene, however, Rackham left until his last treatment of the play, as if he could not bear illustrate it before he really meant to hear Puck say these lines for him at his own final curtain:.
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One scene, however, Rackham left until his last treatment of the play, as if he could not bear illustrate it before he really meant to hear Puck say these lines for him at his own final curtain: So, good night unto you all. Latimore and Haskell, p. Gettings, p. Riall, p. First edition; No.
A few letters of the gold lettering on the spine slightly rubbed; a few minor spots to the vellum; a few spots of foxing to the tissue overleaves; but a fresh, unworn, attractive copy.. Illustrated with tipped-in color plates by Arthur Rackham; with printed tissue overleaves; additional illustrations in black and white.. Condition: A few letters of the gold lettering on the spine slightly rubbed; a few minor spots to the vellum; a few spots of foxing to the Edition: First edition; No.
Illustrated from Water-colors by Arthur Rackham. Deluxe edition limited to 1, copies of which this is no.
Six color lithographed plates. Designed by Bruce Rogers. Publishers quarter tan buckram over decorative paper boards. A near fine copy.
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Arthur Rackham. He has been for years one of the most prolific of the world's illustrators, and one of the most admired. He is now seventy-two years old, having being born in London in Rackham's Illustrations for this play were made in watercolor. They are full of fancy and fantasy, and they are, as in each of Mr. Rackham's pictures, engaging to the eye, pretty to look upon.
The final book published during Rackham's lifetime. Rogers was known for his "classical" style of design, rejecting modernism, never using asymmetrical arrangements, rarely using sans serif type faces, favoring stolid roman faces such as Caslon and his own Centaur. First Edition. Quarto, pages; VG; rebound in half tan calf, boards are the original cloth from publisher's binding; spine paneled with gilt lettering and tooling; mild wear and rubbing to boards; mild rubbing to corners; with 40 color illustrations; mild foxing, does not impact plates; shelved case 3.
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Gilt lettering on spine; Gilt lettering and illustration on front board. Splitting to cloth at spine with some general staining to boards. Textblock is generally clean with only a bit of foxing to endpapers. Contains all 40 full-colour tipped-in plates and annotated tissue-guards. Heinemann, Oatmeal boards with gilt lettering, a little rubbed and marked with some slight corner abrasion, superbly re-spined with gilt lettering, all 40 tipped-in colour plates by Rackham with captioned tissue guards, 34 decorative vignettes in line throughout, some occasional light spotting on the pages, no inscriptions.
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Rackham's paintings and drawings for this book are often considered one of his finest achievements. Seller: Shellhouse Books. First Edition, Ninth Printing. Small Quarto, pages; VG; bound in sea-foam blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine; mild rubbing to boards; with 40 tipped-in color plates and black and white illustrations and designs by Arthur Rackham; captioned tissue guards; small bookseller's sticker to rear pastedown; shelved case First US trade edition..