Sunday, 16 June 2013

Arthur Rackham's Book of Pictures; Signed Limited Edition

This will be my last post for a while. I’m going to be without computer access for a couple of weeks but hope to be able to start posting and visiting you all again in July.

In the meantime, feast your eyes on these wonderful illustrations from Arthur Rackham's Book of Pictures.  Number 186 of a Limited edition of 1,030 numbered copies signed by Arthur Rackham of which 1000, numbered 1-1000, were for sale in Great Britain, Ireland and the Colonies; and thirty copies numbered 1001 - 1030 for presentation. Published by William Heinemann in 1913.

The illustrations in the book are grouped under different headings. So I will do the same...

Some Children
On The Beach

Children in The Broardwalk, Kensington Gardens

Marjorie and Margaret

Grotesque & Fantastic
The Gossips

Jack Frost

Mother Goose

The Leviathan

Once Upon a Time

The Wizard

Of the Little People

Seekers for Treasure

Goblin Thieves

By the Way


Some Fairy Tales
Santa Claus

Jack the Giant Killer

The Frog Prince

These illustrations are a small selection from the 44 superb colour plates in the Arthur Rackham Book of Pictures. Each plate is mounted on thick card behind a descriptive tissue guard. There are also 10 black-and-white illustrations. All the plates are in superb clean condition, free from creasing and tears.

Arthur Rackham's Book of Pictures in now sold, thank you for your interest.

As if all that loveliness were not enough the book is also signed and numbered by Arthur Rackham! 

Thank you so much for taking the time to call in.

Arthur Rackham Book of Pictures in now sold, thank you for your interest.


  1. Barbara! Arthur Rackham is one of my all-time favorites! Thank you for this treat and feast for the eyes before you leave us. I too will be on a blog break FINALLY; I had mentioned that a while back without being sure of my schedule, but I just posted my last post for a while too.


  2. Thanks for sharing these wonderful illustrations, Barbara. And I hope all is well.

  3. Oh my goodness what amazing illustrations, so beautiful and yet some of them are quite dark and almost eerie.

  4. Barbara, I can only drool - and dream! A genuine, limited edition (when that actually meant something) signed(!) copy of an Arthur Rackham volume... Oh, mighty sigh! I think if I ever held something like that, I would - for real - cry!

  5. Barbara! How I love to see your comments! I will be refreshed after my writing course, I know it! I love to learn, especially anything in the arts! And you too, enjoy your time off and get much accomplished! Beatles....oh, I am in love with them forever. Anita

  6. Hi Barbara, You just opened my world up a little more- I have never heard of Arthur Rackham! But, oh my, they are mesmerizing! Thank you for sharing : ) I would seriously love to have this book- what a unique find! ~ Jess

  7. Quite stunning, I adore his work..
    Hope you have a lovely break
    Thea xx

  8. Fabulous illustrations, I loved seing them :)
    Enjoy your blog break, Barbara!

  9. My God, how beautiful (even if slightly creepy) these illustrations are. And so that's how a Leviathan looks like. I'm with Jess, thank you for opening my world a bit more, too. Have a good break and see you in July!

  10. I adore Arthur Rackham and these are just beautiful, Barbara, thank-you so much for sharing them! Sorry to hear you're going to be without computer access but hopefully it will be a nice break.
    See you in July

  11. Lovely illustrations Barbara , I just want to go in that world :)

  12. What a great post to leave us with until your return! It falls into that 'spooky-cute' area for me. Amazing illustrations, what a great find! Enjoy your nice weather and time away, see you in July! ~~ Diane

  13. Amazing illustrations. See you when you return.

  14. Wow, so beautiful! One of my very favorite illustrator/artists and I cannot even imagine owning one of these copies. Look forward to seeing you return in a few weeks! ;-)

  15. Wonderful illustrations! I hope you enjoy your break :)

  16. His work never becomes stale and always leaves me feeling in awe of his incredible imagination and talent. Arthur Rackham was one of the first artists I tried to emulate when I was young - a lot of my love of fairytale illustrations comes from him. How wonderful that you have this treasure in your possession Barbara - and how can you bear to part with it!!! (I know we all have to bring in the pennies - in this case a well deserved pile of them!) I would love to own this or even just have the opportunity to page through it!

  17. What absolutely delightful pictures! I loved each one even more than the previous one. I think my favorites are The Wizard and Seekers for Treasure. Each one has so much to take in and see.

    I hope you enjoy your time away from the computer. Hope it will be relaxing and I look forward to catching up with you when you are back. ;)

  18. Very interesting illustrations (pardon the alliteration! Haha). See you soon! x

  19. These are lovely! Enjoy you break.

  20. Look how lovely these are. I wish I could draw like this. I will miss you, my sweet friend. Looking forward to when you're back.

  21. Great collection and I sure wish I could write stories for these pictures!

  22. I really appreciate all your comments, thank you! I’m back behind my desk and hope to start blogging again and catching up with all your lovely blogs in the coming days. Barbara xxxx


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