First published in 1842, Robert Browning's poetic version of the legend about the lost children of Hamelin is sub-titled 'A Child's Story' and was ...Show synopsisFirst published in 1842, Robert Browning's poetic version of the legend about the lost children of Hamelin is sub-titled 'A Child's Story' and was originally intended only for the private enjoyment of Willie Macready, young son of the famous actor. Once in print, it became a perennial favourite with generations of children (and compilers of poetry anthologies for children!) Kate Greenaway's illustrations, engraved by her regular printer Edmund Evans, were first published in 1888 and have become as popular as the poem itself, being considered by John Ruskin to be her finest work.Hide synopsis
Description:Illustrated By Brian Price Thomas. Very Good + (ABOVE AVERAGE)....Illustrated By Brian Price Thomas. Very Good + (ABOVE AVERAGE). No Jacket. HARDBACK. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" Signed by a "James Williams" CONTENTS NEAR FINE (NEAR NEW).....Series 777...Books for children who can read...Reading level 4: up to Key Words book 4c.....POSTED AT OUR STANDARD RATES FULLY INSURED (UK) ONLY. Please email for further details.
Description:Fine. Signed and Inscribed By the Author. Signed to Bill and...Fine. Signed and Inscribed By the Author. Signed to Bill and Helen House by " The Patient Printer and His Wife", clean, very little wear, limited to 50 copies.
Description:Fair. Hardcover. Franklin Watts, Inc, New York, 1962. Ex-lib,...Fair. Hardcover. Franklin Watts, Inc, New York, 1962. Ex-lib, normal marks. No dj. Rubbing and fraying to edges. Binding tape on outside. Text clean, binding good. 1962 printing. All of our items are in stock, and ship promptly with delivery confirmation.
Description:Fair. No Dustjacket. 1950. Illustrative card covers. First text...Fair. No Dustjacket. 1950. Illustrative card covers. First text block coloured in yellow crayon but text is still clear. Inch of loss from last text page corner(rear board). Pages have light tanning and foxing throughout. Child's scribble and pencil drawing to rear cover. Light faded scribble to front cover with light tanning and mild edge wear. Moderate wear to hinge.
Description:Good. First American Edition, but former NY Public Library book...Good. First American Edition, but former NY Public Library book. No card pocket, but markings are present including embossments on two pages. Rackham illustrations remain very nice. Interior otherwise is good with some mild soiling and an occasional tear. Boards have wear at extremities but cover pastedown remains very attractive. Expedited and international shipping are welcome.
Description:RACKHAM, Arthur. Very good(-) Illustrated by Arthur Rackham...RACKHAM, Arthur. Very good(-) Illustrated by Arthur Rackham with 4 color plates, 14 drawings in black & white, tan & white pictorial endpapers. Thin 8vo, full limp vellum, stamped in gilt (vellum is well rubbed with some fading of the gilt; frontispiece is torn at upper right inner margin, not affecting the image). London: George Harrap, (1934). Limited edition. Number 269 of only 410 signed copies.
Description:Very Good. Book A beautiful illustrated edition with...Very Good. Book A beautiful illustrated edition with unclippeddustwrapper of Browning's poem from the legend of the Pied Piper of Hamelinwith colour plates and black and white illustrations by Arthur Rackham. With illustrated endpapers. First edition. The Pied Piper of Hamelin is the subject of a legend concerning the departure or death of a great many children from the town of Hamelin, Lower Saxony, Germany, in the Middle Ages. The earliest references describe a piper, dressed in piedclothing, leading the children away from the town never to return. In the 16th century the story was expanded into a full narrative, in which the piper is a rat-catcher hired by the town to lure rats away with his magic pipe. When the citizenry refuses to pay for this service, he retaliates by turning his magic on their children, leading them away as he had the rats. This version of the story spread as a fairy tale. This version has also appeared in the writings of, among others, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the Brothers Grimm and Robert Browning. The story may reflect a historical event in which Hamelin lost its children. Theories have been proposed suggesting that the Pied Piper is a symbol of the children's death by plague or catastrophe. Other theories liken him to figures like Nicholas of Cologne, who is said to have lured away a great number of children on a disastrous Children's Crusade. A recent theory ties the departure of Hamelin's children to the Ostsiedlung, in which a number of Germans left their homes to colonise Eastern Europe. It is also a story about paying those who are due. Robert Browning (7 May 1812 12 December 1889) was an English poet and playwright whose mastery of dramatic verse, especially dramatic monologues, made him one of the foremost Victorian poets. He was buried in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey; his grave now lies immediately adjacent to that of Alfred Tennyson. Arthur Rackham (19 September 1867-6 September 1939) was an English book illustrator. Rackham invented his own unique technique which resembled photographic reproduction; he would first sketch an outline of his drawing, then lightly block in shapes and details. Afterwards he would add lines in pen and India ink, removing the pencil traces after it had dried. With colour pictures, he would then apply multiple washes of colour until transparent tints were created. He would also go on to expand the use of silhouette cuts in illustration work. Typically, Rackham contributed both colour and monotone illustrations towards the works incorporating his images. With previous owner's bookplate to front blank. Condition: Bound inoriginal paper wraps, with unclipped dustwrapper, in protectivebrodart wrapper. Externally, generally smart but with slight edgewear andslight marks. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean throughout with only the odd handling mark to pages. Overall: FINE with a FINE dustwrapper.
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