Arthur Rackham – Peter Pan in Kensington Garden 1906

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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.

Presented here are Arthur Rackham’s Peter Pan in Kensington Garden wonderful illustrations. First published in 1906 with all new and improved scans. I’ve started to re-scan some of my favorite books, since I was not entirely please with the quality of the old scans. Enjoy the illustrations.

This is the most beautiful illustrated Peter Pan book. Many illustrators have illustrated Peter Pan over the years, but none have surpassed Rackham in the originality and his masterful interpretation of J.M. Barrie’s work. Enjoy !

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