RACKHAM, Arthur (illustrator). The Arthur Rackham Fairy Book, A Book of Old Favourites. London, George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd. 1933.
8vo. Original terracotta cloth pictorially stamped in beige and black to spine and upper board with an impressed design of a witch, owl, and cat, top edges olivine, pictorial endpapers; pp. [vi], 7-286 + [i]; with 8 coloured plates and a total of 60 drawings in line and silhouette including full-, and double-page, plates; an uncommonly bright and fresh copy, both externally and internally, with barely any of the usual fading to spine, and without inscription.
First edition illustrated by Rackham. Contains 23 of our most popular fairy tales including Dick Whittington; Jack and the Beanstalk; Aladdin; The Princess and the Pea; Puss In Boots; Cinderella; Sleeping Beauty; Hansel and Grethel; The Emperor's New Clothes and, most interestingly, Robert Southey's Story of the Bears, which infrequently appears in collections of fairy tales.