First Arthur Rackham illustrated edition. Publisher's original purple cloth with titles and illustrations in gilt to the upper board and spine. Top edge purple. Illustrated endpapers and 12 full page colour plates with captioned tissue guards, black and white illustrations throughout by Arthur Rackham. A very good or better copy, the binding firm and square, the extremities with some rubbing, the spine and edges of the rear panel a little faded, the spine gilt slightly dulled. The contents, with a little toning to the text block edge, light spotting at the prelims, and the occasional light spot or mark to the margins, are otherwise clean and bright and without inscriptions or stamps.
The frontispiece illustration is in the second state being integral rather than mounted on coloured card, the reverse of the title page is dated 1915 as called for. (Riall p.124-125).
Stock code: 24489