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; a lovely copy with light overall dusting and rubbing, and mild fading to spine and extreme fore-edge of boards; internally generally very clean with speckling confined to edges of book block and endpapers.
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 seldom appears in collections of fairy tales.