RACKHAM, Arthur & BROTHERS GRIMM. Little Brother and Little Sister and Other Tales, Constable and C2 Ltd., London, 1917.
FIRST EDITION. (200 x 260mm), pp. 251. With 12 color illustrations tipped in and many black and white drawings throughout text all present. Pictorial endpapers and title page. Prize book plate on front cover paste down: "Credition High School, G. D. Pomeroy Drawing Prize, 1918". Green cloth cover, gilt titles and vignette. Some staining from rice paper, occasional splitting at gutter between gatherings, extremities slightly bumped but over all in Very Good Condition.
Arthur Rackham s spooky, spindly illustrations naturally compliment the Brother Grimm s ethnographic records of folklore from Germany in the 19th century. With tales such as Hans the Hedgehog , The Nose Tree , or the Goose-Girl at the Well , how could it not be a rollick? Lovely illustrations of cats for The Poor Miller s Boy and the Cat.