Arthur Rackham – The Pied Piper of Hamelin 1934

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Arthur Rackham (19 September 1867 – 6 September 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.

The Pied Piper of Hamelin is the latest Arthur Rackham’s book illustrations addition to our gallery. This is one of his later work, first published in 1934 by George Harrap, London, with 4 wonderful colour plates. Enjoy.

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