Hill, Miranda, and Maggie Browne;
Arthur Rackham and H. R. Millar, illustrators
THE "LITTLE FOLKS" PLAYS
RUMPELSTILTZKIN AND DUMMLING,
AND HOW TO GET UP A CHILDREN'S PLAY,
London, Cassell and Company, Limited, (1906).
First edition. 12mo. First edition in book form.
Blue green cloth blocked on the upper board in dark brown and gilt, and in dark brown on the
spine. 48,(1),430,(1),3448,(5),1048. The strange pagination does not
account for the apparently intentional stubs left by the publisher, which,
when counted, gives continuous numbers. The book, though, is complete
in spite of the quirky pagination; it has been compared with the few other
known copies as a check for completeness.
The publication date has been taken from Riall, as well as the copy in the
University of Texas Libraries, which has a 1906 inscription as well as
bound in publisher's advertisements dated August, 1906 (though this is in
a variant tan binding).
is a very early illustrated work by Arthur Rackham, first appearing
in the Little Folks monthly in November and December of 1897. This is its
first appearance in book form. Counting the frontispiece, there are two full
color full page plates, and two full page black and white plates.
Rumpelstiltzkin and Dimmling
is illustrated by H. R. Millar with 2 color plates
and 3 black and white plates; it apparently appeared in book form in 1903, but one of the plates is dated '94. The final work,
Get Up a Children's Play
is illustrated with line drawings and two unsigned full color plates.
The binding is neatly rebacked with the original spine laid on, light wear to the edges else is in very good condition.
Very scarce. Not in
Latimore and Haskell. Riall, p. 214
. A very early Rackham, whose career is usually dated from 1894. His
is significantly different from the illustrations in his later work.
THE GOOD DRAGON
AT THE CENTER OF THE WORLD
Felicity, CA, Bluebird Press, (1985)
Thin square 8vo. Unpaginated. Printed in color throughout. (36pp.) Bound in
full color wraps. A near fine copy with only a trace of rubbing at the hinges.
Inscribed by the author on the first page:
"To Deb an Agnes Drake with best
wishes from all Good Dragons and JAI".