First Arthur Rackham illustrated edition. Publisher's original purple cloth with gilt titles and illustration to the upper board and spine. Top edge purple. Illustrated endpapers, 12 full page colour plates with captioned tissue guards, and black and white illustrations throughout by Arthur Rackham. A very good copy, the binding firm, the extremities rubbed and the cloth faded to the spine. The contents, with a previous owner's stamp to the head of the title page which there has at some point bean an attempt to erase, which has resulted in a small hole and a small piece of tape covering the area, are otherwise clean except for some very faint spotting to the endpapers and a mark to page 27 which does not obscure the textl.

The frontispiece illustration is in the second state being integral rather than mounted on coloured card, the reverse of the title page is dated 1915 as called for. (Latimore and Haskell p.44-45; Riall p.124-125).

Stock code: 20147


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London: William Heinemann.


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