Heinemann. London. 1908.
FIRST RACKHAM EDITION. 4to. (10.1 x 7.5 inches). Colour frontis and thirty nine tipped-in colour plates, each with a printed tissue paper guard, and many black and white illustrations throughout the text. A clean and bright copy in a fine early binding, for Hatchards of Piccadilly, probably by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, but not signed. Full brown crushed morocco. Spine with five raised bands. Compartments lettered, double ruled and decorated with triple dot corner design in gilt. Both boards with double ruled gilt outer borders and double ruled inner panel design with dots to the outer line and blind tolled floral designs to the central panel. Turn ins with triple gilt ruled lines and dots to the corners. Grey endpapers. Two attractive armorial bookplates, of the 1st and 2nd Baron Citrine of Wembley to the front endpapers. All edges gilt. Burgundy silk bookmark. A little rubbing to the edges but overall a very good decorative early leather binding. A very attractive copy of this beautiful book. Rackham at his very best.