London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1921. Rackham. Limited Edition. Cloth. [RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. PHILLPOTTS, Eden. A Dish of Apples. With Illustrations by Arthur Rackham. London & New York: Hodder & Stoughton, .
Immerse yourself in the exquisite edition of "A Dish of Apples" featuring the stunning illustrations of Arthur Rackham. Limited to 500 copies, this deluxe edition #376 is signed by the artist and author. The book showcases three full-page color illustrations with tissue guards and twenty-three black and white drawings. Rackham's artistry evolves, moving towards paintings with a harmonious blend of color. Written by Eden Phillpotts, an acclaimed English author, poet, and dramatist, known for his Dartmoor cycle of novels. Don't miss this rare gem!
Publisher's cream cloth, front cover pictorially stamped in gilt, spine lettered in gilt, pictorial end papers, top edge gilt. A fine copy. In his chapter "Rackham's Best Book Illustrations 2," Getttings discusses work found within this book as reflective of the artist's maturity and confidence, Rackham's pictures "tending to be less coloured drawings. [and] gradually becoming more and more like paintings" (Gettings, Arthur Rackham, p.139). "The appearance of Eden Phillpotts' A Dish of Apples brought a characteristically appreciative letter from its author to the artist: 'I am immensely pleased at the charm & originality of your most attractive drawings. The humor of them especially drew me.' Rackham was achieving a new harmony of colour, his drawings for A Dish of Apples, to quote an American admirer Martin Birnbaum, being 'light and sparkling with a passionate rose, glowing greens and primrose yellow'' "Eden Phillpotts (4 November 1862 - 29 December 1960) was an English author, poet and dramatist. He was born in Mount Abu, British India, educated in Plymouth, Devon, and worked as an insurance officer for 10 years before studying for the stage and eventually becoming a writer. Latimore and Haskell, p. 54. Riall, p. 144. Gettings, p. 179. Hudson, p. 170. Very good. Item #542
signed by the illustrator.
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