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Hardback, 4to; 10 x 7.5 ins. Greenish grey cloth spine with elaborate gold fish decor. Greenish grey paper boards with green portraying Undine and fish. Pictorial endpapers. In very good condition. Some rubbing to edges and corners, Some light foxing spots to page edges, and some slight tanning to plate-mounts, plates all clean and bright, Else a very clean and tight copy. 136pp. 15 colour mounted plates with titled tissue guards. Plus head and tail pieces. --- Beautifully illustrated by Arthur Rackham. This is the tale of a knight’s marriage to a water-sprite, and what chanced therefrom. Rackham creates a stirring progression of emotional vignettes guided continuously by exquisite grace, lyricism, and romantic expression. His figures twist and sway with beauty and allure. Although the waves and eddies of Undine bear the mark of Art Nouveau, the work was still another step forward for Rackham, the unity of conception in the line drawings and the colour plates, the assertion of contrast in the moods of the heroine, rendering it a masterpiece of sympathetic understanding.
Title: Undine Adapted from the German by W. L. Courtney. And Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Categories: Illustrated Books,
Publisher: London, New York William Heinemann / Doubleday Page and Co 1909 1st US edition:
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Seller ID: 83128
Keywords: Illustrated Books DE LA MOTTE FOUQUE, ARTHUR RACKHAM, Undine, knight, marriage, water-sprite, Art Nouveau, masterpiece, colour plates, illustrated, 1909, William Heinemann / Doubleday Page and Co Goulden & Curry, Tunbridge Wells, R. Roberts, 1909, fantasy