Lot 174 of 443:
Rackham's Undine finely bound  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$216
Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
Undine

Author:
La Motte-Fouque, [Friedrich H.C.] de

Place:
London

Publisher:
William Heinemann

Date:
1909

Description:

Adapted from the German by W.L. Courtney. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham, including 15 tipped-in color plates, printed guards. 24x18 cm (9½x7"), rebound by Bayntun in modern blue polished calf ruled in gilt, spine gilt in compartments, lettered in gilt on morocco spine labels, all edges gilt, dentelles, marbled endpapers. First Rackham Trade Edition.

Latimore & Haskell, p.34. "Were I asked, what is a fairytale? I should reply, Read Undine: that is a fairytale ... of all fairytales I know, I think Undine the most beautiful." -George MacDonald, The Fantastic Imagination.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Light wear, a few scuffs; leaves somewhat toned, small closed tear at foot of title page; very good.


 
Item number:
301414
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