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THE ARTHUR RACKHAM FAIRY BOOK


A Book of Old Favourites with New Illustrations.


PUBLISHED: London: George G. Harrap & Co Ltd. 1933


8vo., First Edition, Original black lettered pictorial red cloth,

worn at corners and edges and slight discolouration, pp. 287,

illustrated by Arthur Rackham with pictorial endpapers & title

page, 8 full page colour plates with captioned tissue guards,

plus numerous black & white plates and text illustrations,

previous owners name on front paste-down, no spotting

or browning, a good clean copy.

 

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The Fairy Tales include:

Hop-O'-My-Thumb

Dick Wittington

Jack and the Beanstalk

Beauty and the Beast

The Story of Sindbad the Sailor

Jack the Giant-Killer

The Ugly Duckling

The Princess and the Pea

Blue Beard

The Story of Aladdin, or The Wonderful Lamp

The Sleeping Beauty

The Three Bears

Ali Baba

Cinderella

Puss in Boots

The Emporer's New Clothes

Little Red Riding-Hood

Hansel and Grethel


Latimore and Haskell, p. 69. Derek Hudson, Arthur Rackham,

p. 134. Riall, p. 182.

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IL PENTAMERONE; or, THE TALE OF

TALES.



Being a Translation by the late Sir Richard Burton,

K.C.M.G., of Il Pentamerone; Overo Locunto De Li Cunte,

Trattenemiento De Li Peccerille, Count of Torone

(Gian Alessio Abbattutis).


PUBLISHED: London: Henry and Co. 1893


8vo, 26x15.5 cm (10¼x6¼"). Two Volumes, First Edition in

English, No. 17 of 165 sets on large paper, original gilt

lettered black cloth, some fairly minor rubbing and extremity

wear to cloth, spines a little sunned, a few small holes

(from worms?) to front joint of Vol. 1; slight darkening to

the untrimmed page edges, pp. xvi, 1-282; vi, [282]-562,

light spotting to endpapers, overall a very good set.

Penzer, pp. 155-156.


Bertrand Russell's copy with his ownership signature,

dated  Jan. 1894,  on the front free endpaper of each.

There were also 1,500 sets on ordinary paper. One of the first

anthologies of fairy tales, these narratives were apparently

gathered by Basile (died 1637) in Crete and Venice and

published in 1634 in a format similar to Boccaccio's

Decamerone. Published in an obscure Neapolitan

dialect and stylistically rather over-ornate, these tales

were long overlooked, although they contain analogues

to many famous modern tales, such as Cinderella &

Sleeping Beauty. In 1822 the Grimm Brothers wrote

that this work was "for a long time the best and richest

[collection of fairy tales] that had been found by any nation.

" Sir Richard Burton, who had previously translated

The Arabian Nights, died soon after making this first

complete translation into English.

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