Arthur Rackham – Ingoldsby Legends 1907


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.

This is my latest addition, one of Arthur Rackhams’s early work to our gallery. The Ingoldsby Legends, a new edition, published by Heinemann in 1907. The original edition was first published in 1898 with only one color illustration. This is a totally new edition with 24 color and many other B/W illustrations.

Although I already have the largest archive of Arthur Rackham’s works on the Net. I’m still missing a few major works and hope that I can acquire those in the future and expand on one of the greatest Golgen Age illustrator. If you have any Arthur Rackham’s works that are not currently present on this site and want to help. Please fell free to contact me. In the mean time, enjoy these great prints !!


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