Hawthorne's Wonder Book
Hawthorne's Wonder Book
Hawthorne's Wonder Book

RACKHAM, Arthur (illustrator). Nathaniel HAWTHORNE (author). Hawthorne's Wonder Book.

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RACKHAM, Arthur (illustrator). Nathaniel HAWTHORNE (author). Hawthorne's Wonder Book. London, Hodder & Stoughton Ltd. [1922].

4to. Original deep red cloth with gilt vignette to upper cover, lettered gilt to spine, top edges blue, pictorial silhouette endpapers, preserved in original dustwrapper with onlaid plate to upper panel; pp. [viii] + 206; illustrated with 24 coloured plates, of which 16 are tipped-in behind tissue-guards, alongside with 20 line drawings; externally fine and immaculate bar some light dusting and spotting to fore-, and lower edges of book block, internally very clean with only a few fox spots to prelims and all plates fine, protected by a remarkably good example of the scarce pictorial dustwrapper with overall dusting and light marking, some darkening to spine and a few short, closed, and vertical tears to head (longest 8mm).
First edition illustrated by Rackham. Six popular tales from classical Greek mythology including The Golden Touch; The Three Golden Apples and The Miraculous Pitcher.

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