RACKHAM, Arthur (illustrator). William SHAKESPEARE (author). A Midsummer Night's Dream.

London: William Heinemann, 1925.

£298


4to. Original light blue cloth brightly and decoratively panelled in gilt to upper cover, lettered in gilt to spine, top edge plain; pp. [viii] + 134; with 40 fine coloured plates by Rackham mounted on cream stock behind captioned tissue-guards alongside black-and-white text drawings; a bright, crisp copy with one unobtrusive indentation to centre of upper cover (17mm x 2mm) and another small mark to the same (8mm), spotting and speckling to edges of book block, and occasional marginal foxing intruding to lower edge, a small and unremarkable adhesion (7mm) to one plate and a diagonal crease to one card mount (possibly a production flaw because the plate itself is undamaged).

Early edition illustrated thus, first published in 1908 with Rackham's artwork.

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