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Hill, Miranda, and Maggie Browne;

Arthur Rackham and H. R. Millar, illustrators

THE "LITTLE FOLKS" PLAYS

CONTAINING CINDERELLA,

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).

Cinderella

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,

How to

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

Cinderella

is significantly different from the illustrations in his later work.

$500

JAI

COE

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".

$1000

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