THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

First edition with these illustrations. Deluxe issue, signed by the artist. Publisher's full limp vellum with titles in gilt to the upper cover. Illustrated with a colour frontispiece, 3 further colour plates and 17 black and white drawings throughout the text by Arthur Rackham. A superb fine copy, the vellum clean and the gilt bright. Complete with the rubbed, original slipcase which has the hand numbered title label present as issued and remains firm and without tears or repair. An excellent example of this beautifully illustrated Christmas Gift Book.

Limited to 275 copies for the United Kingdom of which this is hand numbered 249 and signed in black ink by Arthur Rackham to the limitation page. (Latimore & Haskell p.66; Riall p.174).

Stock code: 15506

£2,000

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