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Rackham, Arthur, Illustrator (1867-1939) Three Volumes, and Four Other Children's Books.

Auction:
2730B
Lot:
262
Sold for:
$431$350

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2730B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 31, 2014 11:00AM

Description:

Rackham, Arthur, Illustrator (1867-1939) Three Volumes, and Four Other Children's Books.
Including: Izaak Walton's The Compleat Angler, Philadelphia: McKay, [n.d.], in green publisher's cloth, spotted, rubbed; The Ingoldsby Legends, or Mirth & Marvels, London: Dent/ New York: Dutton, 1907, color illustrations tipped onto olive green heathered paper, gold stamped green cloth, t.e.g., deckle edges, binding slightly rubbed, faded; Washington Irving's Rip Van Winkle, London: Heinemann, 1909, the sixty-one pages of text printed on cream-colored stock, followed by Rackham's color illustrations, printed on glossy paper and mounted on dark green cover-weight paper, in green publisher's green cloth with gold pictorial stamping on front board and spine, corners rubbed, fading.
[and] Four other titles, including: Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1921; Florence and Bertha Upton's The Vege-men's Revenge, London: Longmans, Green, & Co., 1897, pages loose, missing, torn; Florence and Bertha Upton's The Golliwogg's Bicycle Club, London: Longmans, Green, & Co., 1896, pages loose, missing, torn; and Our Old Nursery Rhymes, illustrated by H. Willsbeek Le Mair, London: Augener/ Philadelphia: McKay, [n.d.], pages loose and perhaps missing. (7)
Estimate $600-800


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Keywords

London, Philadelphia, Washington Irving, Rip Van Winkle, Howard Pyle, Bertha Upton, Florence Upton, Green & Co., Golliwogg's Bicycle Club

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