Mother Goose The Old Nursery Rhymes by Arthur Rackham. First edition. First impression in VG condition there is foxing to pages. No ownership markings. All plates and tissue guards, present and correct. The plate facing page 68 is not attached. There is general wear to boards and some wear to spine. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About Mother Goose The Old Nursery Rhymes
This book is a collection of the best known nursery rhymes illustrated by Rackhams obscure, humourous and also imaginative colour plates and black and white line drawings. Many of the earliest children's books, particularly those dating back to the 1850s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive.
About the Illustrator: So, Arthur Rackham (1867-1939) was one of the premier illustrators of the early 20th Century. He illustrated many books, the first of which was published in 1893. His humour, romance and soul made him the leading illustrator of the early twentieth century and his work is to be found in versions of almost every classic from Hansel and Gretel then to The Tempest, from The Pied Piper to Peer Gynt. Characteristic of his work are gloomy forests of sinuous trees, nubile fairy maidens, and unsightly ogres and trolls. Throughout his career he developed a very individual style that was to influence a whole generation of children, artists and also other illustrators. His haunting humour as well as dreamlike romance adds to the enchantment and fantasy of children's literature.
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