Snowdrop and Other Tales
1920, with 20 colour plates by Arthur Rackham
First edition, hardback bound in the original blue cloth with gilt decoration and titling to spine. xii + 25.5 × 18.5cm, 165pp.
Snowdrop and other tales were originally issued in the Rackham illustrated Grimm's Fairy Tales and here issued separately. The book contains thirty tales by The Brothers Grimm, with twenty tipped-in colour plates by Rackham and a further twenty-nine black and white drawings, including full-page, smaller illustrations and headpieces.
A good copy but with some wear. The blue cloth has quite heavily blotchy faded at the top 8cm of the spine and a few smaller spots lower down. The boards have some rubbing and bumping to the corners and edges. The contents are in very good condition but the title page suffers from offsetting from the frontispiece tissue-guard. Previous owner's inoffensive name to ffep. All plates are present. Overall a good copy of a less common Rackham title.