Some British Ballads
Some British Ballads
Some British Ballads

RACKHAM, Arthur (illustrator). Some British Ballads.

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RACKHAM, Arthur (illustrator). Some British Ballads. London, Constable & Co. Ltd. [1919].

4to. Publisher's bright mid-blue cloth lettered in gilt to spine with a decorative vignette in gilt to upper cover and another in blind to lower board, top edges stained blue, others untrimmed, pictorial grey endpapers in silhouette; pp. [v], 6-8 + [ii] + 170; beautifully illustrated with 16 coloured plates mounted-at-large on grey stock behind tissue-guards and drawings throughout in line; a fine clean copy in remarkably fresh condition, internally equally bright, with the handsome engraved bookplate of Evelyn Hill to front blank, with just a little offset-toning to adjacent blank, otherwise immaculate throughout, and unspotted, with all plates fine and all tissues present.
First edition with pictorial grey silhouette endpapers rather than plain white endpapers. A striking collection of forty-four traditional verses in short stanzas, each relating a story.