Tuesday, January 10, 2012

E-catalogue 18: The Godfather of Fantasy Illustrators

Arthur Rackham was perhaps the most prolific book illustrator of the first half of the twentieth century. Beginning with The Zankiwank and the Bletherwitch in 1896, for which he contributed forty line drawings, Rackham illustrated over thirty-five works in the course of a career that spanned over fifty years. Among the works for which he is best-known is Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland -- the first edition of this book to appear with illustrations other than those of John Tenniel. The deluxe edition is unusual in that it was never signed by Rackham; our copy is not only signed, it contains an original drawing of Alice and the Caterpillar.

We invite you to have a look at our select group of books featuring illustrations by Arthur Rackham that are the focus of this catalogue.

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