Lot 581

MISCELLANY - Arthur RACKHAM (1867-1939, illustrator). Siegfried et le Crépuscule des Dieux, Paris, [1911], plates by Arthur Rackham, original pictorial vellum [without a limitation leaf and not signed by Rackham]. With 5 other works in 6 vols. (7)

Estimate: £400 - £600
Hammer price: £380
Bidding ended. Lot has been sold.

MISCELLANY -  Arthur RACKHAM (1867-1939, illustrator).  Siegfried et le Crépuscule des Dieux par Richard Wagner ... Traduits en Prose Rhythmée par Alfred Ernst. Paris: Hachette, [1911]. 4to (292 x 230mm). Half titles, mounted coloured frontispiece and 29 plates by Arthur Rackham, illustrations. Original pictorial vellum gilt, top edges gilt, others uncut (gilt lettering a little faded on the spine, lacks ties). Although this copy - unusually for a vellum-bound edition - has no statement of limitation and is not signed by Arthur Rackham, it has a printed statement on the verso of one of the the half titles which reads: "Exemplaire Reserve a Madame Gabrielle Reval." With 5 other works in 6 volumes, namely William Makepiece Thackeray's The Newcomes (London, 1854, 2 vols., illustrations by Richard Doyle, attractively bound in later full blue polished calf gilt, FIRST EDITION), Select Letters of Percy Bysshe Shelley. Edited with an Introduction by Richard Garnett (London, 1882, FINELY BOUND in later green crushed morocco gilt by Zaehnsdorf (spine a little faded), NUMBER 34 OF 50 "LARGE PAPER" COPIES SIGNED BY THE PUBLISHER), Oscar Wilde's The Happy Prince and Other Tales (London, 1913, coloured plates by Charles Robinson, original pictorial cloth gilt), Fabre's Book of Insects (London, [1921], coloured plates by E. J. Detmold, original pictorial buckram gilt) and George Moore's Memoirs of my Dead Life (London, 1921, original vellum-backed blue cloth boards, NUMBER 325 OF 1,030 COPIES SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR). The lot sold not subject to return. (7)

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