RACKHAM, Arthur (illustrator). [Friedrich] DE LA MOTTE FOUQUÉ (author). W.L. COURTNEY (adapted by). Undine. London, William Heinemann. 1909.
4to. Original dark blue cloth lavishly and pictorially blocked in gilt to spine and upper board, top edges blue, pictorial green endpapers; pp. viii + [ii], -136; illustrated with 15 tipped-in coloured plates protected by captioned tissue-guards; externally bright and fine, internally extremely crisp and clean with the usual offset browning to endpapers, all plates pristine.
First edition illustrated by Rackham. This early German fairy tale relates the myth of Undine, a water nymph, who marries a knight called Huldebrand in order to gain a soul and become human, however she is doomed to die if he betrays her.