Very scarce with the wrapper : An exceptional copy
Stephens, James & Rackham, Arthur (Illus.) ~ Irish Fairy Tales
Macmillan , London : 1920
The First UK printing published by Macmillan, London in 1920. The BOOK is in near Fine condition with just a hint of pushing at the spine ends. The gilt titling and decorations to the spine and front panel remain very bright. Mild offsetting to the blank end-papers. Free from inscriptions. Small area of offsetting to the lower front corner of the 'illustrations' page. The scarce WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good++ or better condition. Light toning to the spine. Light edge wear with a few very small areas of rubbing and a very small area of loss to the upper front corner. Some archival tape reinforcement to the spine ends and corners to the verso. The wrapper looks very vibrant in the removable Brodart archival cover. 16 fine colour plates plus several black and white illustrations in the text by Arthur Rackham. All plates are excellent, all retaining their captioned tissue-guards. A very sharp copy and very scarce with the wrapper in such collectible condition. Only the second we have handled.
CONDITION: Near Fine
JACKET: Very Good++