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The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm by Brothers Grimm - Signed First Edition - 1909 - from Books of Wonder (SKU: 1049277)

The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm

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The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm

by Brothers Grimm

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[RACKHAM, Arthur]. The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Translated by Mrs. Edgar Lucas. London: Constable & Company, 1909. 4to, xvi 326pp. Velum pictorially stamped in gilt; t.e.g. 40 mounted color plates with tissue guards and numerous b&w illustrations. Spine lightly sunned, light rubbing to covers, silk ties missing, plate at frontispiece bearing small crease at lower right corner, else a remarkably bright, tight copy in custom-made slipcase (a bit worn). Signed by the artist, Arthur Rackham.

First edition, limited issue, being one of 750 copies signed by the artist. A wonderful collection of fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm featuring the spectacular illustrations of Arthur Rackham. This is the subject matter that brought out the best in Rackham. A lavishly illustrated limited edition and a showpiece for any collection!

Synopsis

Enchanting, brimming with the wonder and magic of once upon a time, the fairly tales of the Brothers Grimm are the special stories of childhood that stay with us throughout our lives. But most Americans know them only secondhand, in adaptations that greatly reduce the tales' power to touch our emotions and intrigue our imaginations. Now, in the most comprehensive translation to date, here are the classic fairy tales as the Brothers Grimm intended them to be-rich, stark, spiced

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Bookseller
Books of Wonder US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
1049277
Title
The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm
Author
Brothers Grimm
Illustrator
Arthur Rackham
Format/binding
Velum pictorially stamped in gilt
Book condition
Used
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First edition, limited issue
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Constable & Co
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1909
Size
4to
Size
4to

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Books of Wonder is NYC's oldest and largest independent children's bookstore, specializing in both new and old books. Established in 1980, Books of Wonder has two stores in Manhattan, one in the Flatiron/Chelsea area and the other on the Upper West Side. Our Upper West Side store is located at 217 W 84th Street in Manhattan, just east of Broadway.

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sunned
Damage done to a book cover or dust jacket caused by exposure to direct sunlight. Very strong fluorescent light can cause slight... [More]
plate
Full page illustration or photograph. Plates are printed separately from the text of the book, and bound in at production. I.e.,... [More]
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spine
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Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use.

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