Arthur Rackham – Grimm’s Fairy Tales 1909


Arthur Rackham (1867 – 1939) was an English book illustrator.

Arthur Rackham is widely regarded as one of the leading illustrators from the ‘Golden Age’ of British book illustration which encompassed the years from 1900 until the start of the First World War. During that period, there was a strong market for high quality illustrated books which typically were given as Christmas gifts. Many of Rackham’s books were produced in a de luxe limited edition, often vellum bound and sometimes signed, as well as a larger, less ornately bound quarto ‘trade’ edition. This was often followed by a more modestly presented octavo edition in subsequent years for particularly popular books.

It has been awhile since my last update to the gallery and I’m pleased to add one of Arthur Rackham’s greatest work: Grimm’s Fairy Tales. First published by Constable, London, 1912 with 40 tipped-in color plates and numerous B/W illustrations. This is his third major work, after the great success of Rip Van Winkle and Peter Pan in Kensington Garden

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