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1933 Springtide of Life Illustrated Signed Limited Edition Arthur Rackham Vellum
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First Signed Numbered Limited Edition of this work complete with 9 plates. Bad stain to rear board.

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Seller notes: First Signed Numbered Limited Edition of this work complete with 9 plates. Bad stain to rear board. Louis88Books
Format: Fine Binding Origin: Book Sale
Language: English Printing Year: 1900-1949
Subject: Illustrated Fiction Type: Collected Stories & Poems


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The Springtide of Life.

Poems of Childhood


Algernon Charles Swinburne.

With a Preface by Edmund Gosse.

Illustrated and Signed by Arthur Rackham.


First Signed Numbered Limited Edition






Year of Publication




London: William Heinemann.


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William Heinemann (1918), London, 1918.

Hardcover. Good. SIGNED by ARTHUR RACKHAM Number 42 of a limited edition of 765. 4to.

ix,[1],132,[2]pp. Original half-vellum over illustrated gold-stamped ivory paper covered boards, vignette and lettering in gold on spine.

Top edge gilt. Deckled fore- and bottom page edges. Decorative endpapers with green floral designs.

Signed by Rackham on limitation page. Tipped-in color frontispiece. Illustrated title-page.

Delightfully illustrated with 9 (incl. frontispiece) colour reproductions of drawings by Arthur Rackham as well as b/w reproductions of 58 line drawings. Colour plates tipped-in on gray art paper, protected by captioned tissue guards.

Frontispiece of this edition was not present in the trade edition. Preface by Edmund Gosse.

Age wear, staining and scuffing on binding, tail of spine and corners bumped. Bad stain to the rear cover at the spine – see photos. Internally very clean apart from where the stain has affected the last few pages.

Enchanting collection of poems by English poet and novelist Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837-1909). First illustrated Rackham edition of this work. Numbered signed limited edition [FIRST ILLUSTRATED RACKHAM EDITION].


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Publisher: London: William Heinemann.
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Binding: Fine Binding.
Edition: First Signed Numbered Limited Edition.


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