London: George G. Harrap and Co., 1932. [Children's Illustrated] FIRST RACKHAM ILLUSTRATED EDITION. Large octavo (26 x 20cm), pp.288. With 12 very fine colour plates, including a frontispiece, each with a captioned tissue guard, as well as numerous in-text illustrations. Publisher's red cloth with gilt titles to spine and upper, and pink silhouette-illustrated endpapers. With the colour-illustrated dust-jacket, priced at 15s. Some spotting and marks to jacket, as well as a few closed tears and chips, and two old tape repairs. Very good. 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 #56457
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