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ARTHUR RACKHAM SIGNED 1ST LIMITED EDITION A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM SHAKESPEARE
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1908 THIS IS A RARE AND BEAUTIFUL SIGNED COPY VERY HIGHLY SORT AFTER BOOK AND RARELY AVAILABLE AT AN

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Seller notes: 1908 THIS IS A RARE AND BEAUTIFUL SIGNED COPY VERY HIGHLY SORT AFTER BOOK AND RARELY AVAILABLE AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE. ONE OF DOZENS OF RARE ARTHUR RACKHAM BOOKS I WILL BE LISTING ON EBAY.
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1st Edition, Signed

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1908


1908 SIGNED LIMITED 1st ED ARTHUR RACKHAM SHAKESPEARE MIDSUMMER

Published by William Heinemann in London 1908

This is the definitive illustrated version of A Midsummer Night's Dream,
Rackham has stated that this was his own personal favorite classic book
that he illustrated as stated on Wikepdia.

William Shakespeare's delightful work, A Midsummer Night's Dream, here as a very special Limited
Signed First Edition, signed by Arthur Rackham on the limitation page.

Many of Rackham's illustrations are widely known and greatly loved, his images have
formed the basis and inspiration to many a theatrical production.
Please see the many photographs of the beautiful colour illustrations and the numerous
black & white drawings and vignettes posted as to fully assess the condition
of this book as they form part of my description.

Copies of this book when signed usually sell for thousands of pounds when in excellent condition as
can be seen if you refer to copies presently being offered on abebooks, and though this copy is
obviously only in good condition it is being offered here at an unusually low asking price.

One hundred and sixteen of a Limited Signed Edition of 1000 copies, signed by Arthur Rackham on the limitation page.

The books binding is in perfect tight/solid condition but is somewhat worn (please refer to posted images). Internally.
Text pages adjacent to the dark brown on which the illustrated plates are mounted areevenly browned
and quite typical to the limited editions of this type and vintage, which include the brown
plate mounts. All pages bright - a well preserved, with the exception of a little water damage to some of the top pages,
which never compromises or imposes upon either print or the lovely images. Tissues and plates perfect are all present.
Typical transferring of deep black inks onto the adjacent porous hand-made paper pages, which is
entirely normal for this special 105+year old edition and is noted on every copy of this that we have had the pleasure
to view, and on all of the early William Heinemann Limited Signed Editions which we have seen as well, due to the deep
black inks used on handmade water colour type papers. There are no bookplates or inscriptions or any notable marks
whatsoever.
A lovely copy in later gilt vellum binding and intricate gilt decorations on the cover and spine after the
original design by Arthur Rackham, TEG ( top edge gilt, others uncut or rough-cut as this is otherwise known).
Contents include forty full colour tipped-in illustrations, all under red-captioned tissues, and numerous
black and white drawings, silhouettes and vignettes by Arthur Rackham, this volume is profusely, very frequently
illustrated and decorated. The text and black and white illustrations are on watermarked English hand-made antique paper.
A very heavy and thick over-sized volume in a full vellum binding, this books condition is very good being 105 years old.
Copy as shown below in photographs. Externally this copy is in good condition. Worn and soiled binding consummate
with age and usage with only normal colour differentiation typical to vellum.

A beautiful, clean and bright copy, rare in very good condition

Please view numerous posted photos to fully and accurately assess the condition of the book and its contents.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me and I will try my best to answer them.

Please note that I have presently several other Rackham illustrated books on offer on Ebay and will be listing others shortly.


Please note, only buyers paying with cash can collect from me from me in person from Island Gardens E14 London and will receive a 5% discount for paying with cash but please text me first on 07973 748 510 to check my availability for collection before buying as sometimes I am unable to be around due to work commitments.

Many thanks for your interest.

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