First Edition, With Forty Color-Plates RACKHAM, Arthur,
RACKHAM, Arthur. GRIMM, Jacob. Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Translated by Mrs. Edgar Lucas. London: Constable & Company, Ltd. , 1909.
First trade edition. Royal octavo (9 3/4 x 7 3/8 inches; 247 x 186 mm). [15], [1, blank], 325, [1, colophon] pp. With forty color-plates, including frontispiece, and fifty-five black and white illustrations which are included in the pagination. Color-plates with descriptive tissue-guards. With illustrated endpapers by Rackham. Engraved title-page in black and red.

Publisher's original full red cloth. Front cover and spine pictorially tooled in gilt. Top edge stained burgundy. Spine very lightly sunned. Slight rubbing to edges of spine. Previous owner's small bookplate to front free endpaper, not blocking the illustration. A bit of toning to endpapers. Internally very clean. Overall a very good copy.

"This Trade edition [has]...the same pictorial stamping and lettering in gold and the same number of illustrations [as the limited signed edition], but the trade edition has pictorial endpapers by Rackham. Both editions are reprinted from the 1900 edition with added illustrations and larger pages." (Latimore and Haskell, p.34).

In the Prefatory Note by the Artist in this edition, Rackham states "Some years ago a selection of Grimm's Fairy Tales with one hundred illustrations of mine in black and white was published- in 1900, by Messrs. Freemantle and Co., and afterwards by Messrs. Archibald Constable & Co., Ltd. At intervals since then I have been at work on the original drawings, partially or entirely re-drawing some of them in colour, adding new ones in colour and in black and white, and generally overhauling them as a set, supplementing and omitting, with a view to the present edition. Of the forty coloured illustrations, many are elaborations of the earlier black and white drawings or are founded on them.

Latimore and Haskell, p.34. Riall, p. 97.

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