London, George G. Harrap and Co. Ltd., 1932. [Fairy tales] FIRST RACKHAM EDITION. Large octavo (25 x 19cm), pp.288. With twelve full-page coloured plates with tissue guards and many full page and in-text black and white illustrations. Publisher's russet cloth blocked in gilt, illustrated dust-wrapper in original card gift box. This is the American issue of the English sheets, with Harrap imprint on jacket and McKay imprint to cloth spine. A few minor marks to book and jacket, jacket also with some chips and acceptable tears; box is near fine. Overall a lightly used copy which shows extremely well. A timeless collection of fairy stories wonderfully illustrated by Rackham, including The Snow Queen, The Ugly Duckling, The Tinder-Box, Thumbelina, The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor's New Clothes, The Little Mermaid, and many more. Item #52793
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