RACKHAM, Arthur (illustrator).  John RUSKIN (author). The King of the Golden River.
RACKHAM, Arthur (illustrator).  John RUSKIN (author). The King of the Golden River.

RACKHAM, Arthur (illustrator). John RUSKIN (author). The King of the Golden River.

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RACKHAM, Arthur (illustrator).  John RUSKIN (author). The King of the Golden River.  London; George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd. 1939.

 

8vo. Original decorated wrappers, patterned endpapers; pp. [viii], 9-47 + [i]; with coloured frontispiece and 13 line drawings and vignettes by Rackham; a nice copy with a little external dusting and a few short tears to the yapp edges, as usual; internally generally clean, with just a few tiny fox spots to half-title and title.


Early Rackham edition; the first was published with 4 coloured plates by this same artist, in 1932.   This is a fantasy written, by Ruskin, for Effie Gray, being a fairy tale in which love, goodness and kindness triumph over evil.  First published in 1851 it became an early Victorian classic and sold out three editions.