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This stunning treasury features full-page plates of the finest works by the famed English artist, Arthur Rackham (1867-1939). A leading figure in the early twentieth century's Golden Age of Illustration, Rackham interpreted scenes from such diverse material as fairy tales, Wagnerian opera, and Shakespearean comedy. His memorable images, which combine whimsy, romance, and sophistication, continue to enchant children and adults alike.
Magnificently reprinted from more than 25 rare early editions, these 86 illustrations were selected from hundreds of possibilities and include many plates that have not been reproduced in decades. They span Rackham's career — from his landmark 1905 edition of Rip Van Winkle to masterworks such as Undine and A Midsummer Night's Dream and his final publication, Wind in the Willows, in 1939. Art lovers, book collectors, and anyone with an appreciation for imaginative visual storytelling will prize this marvelous treasury.
Magnificently reprinted from more than 25 rare early editions, these 86 illustrations include many plates that have not been reproduced in decades. They span Rackham's career — his landmark 1905 edition of Rip Van Winkle to masterworks such as Undine and A Midsummer Night's Dream and his final publication, Wind in the Willows, in 1939.
A stunning treasury of 86 full-page plates span the famed English artist's career, from Rip Van Winkle (1905) to masterworks such as Undine, A Midsummer Nights Dream, and Wind in the Willows (1939).
Table of Contents
Arthur Rackham's Book of Pictures, Frontispiece: The Magic Cup
Rip Van Winkle: With Drawings by Arthur Rackham, Washington Irving
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
A Midsummer Night's Dream: With Illustrations by Arthur Rackham, R. W. S., William Shakespeare
Undine, De la Motte Fougué
Gulliver's Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World, Jonathan Swift
Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, J. M. Barrie
The Rhinegold & The Valkyrie, Richard Wagner
Siegfried & the Twilight of the Gods, Richard Wagner
Arthur Rackham's Book of Pictures
Mother Goose: The Old Nursery Rhymes, Arthur Rackham
The Allies' Fairy Book, Edmund Gosse (Introduction)
Little Brother and Little Sister and Other Tales by the Brothers Grimm
The Romance of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, Alfred W. Pollard
English Fairy Tales, Flora Annie Steel
The Springtide of Life: Poems of Childhood, Algernon Charles Swinburne
Snowdrop and Other Tales by the Brothers Grimm
Hansel and Grethel and Other Tales by the Brothers Grimm
Comus, John Milton
A Wonder Book, Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Tempest, William Shakespeare
The Vicar of Wakefield, Oliver Goldsmith
Goblin Market, Christina Rossetti
Tales of Mystery and Imagination, Edgar Allen Poe
Peer Gynt, Henrik Ibsen
The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame