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"English Fairy Tales" (1918)

 

Illustrated by Arthur Rackham

 

 

"English Fairy Tales" was a collection of traditional tales, as retold by Flora Annie Steel.

 

Steel was an accomplished author by the time she turned her attention to compiling a retelling of traditional English fairy tales, having previously

gained success through her books involving Indian history, myths and legends.

 

From the age of 20, she lived for more than two decades in India before returning to Scotland  in 1889.

 

The tales within ''English Fairy Tales'' (1918) included: 'St George of Merrie England'; 'The Story of the Three Bears'; 'Tom-Tit-Tot'; 'The Golden

Snuff-box'; 'Tattercoats'; 'The Three Feathers'; 'Lazy Jack'; 'Jack the Giant-killer'; 'The Three Sillies'; 'The Golden Ball'; 'The Two Sisters'; 'The

Laidly Worm'; 'Titty Mouse and Tatty Mouse'; 'Jack and the Beanstalk'; 'The Black Bull of Norroway'; 'Catskin'; 'The Three Little Pigs'; 'Nix Naught

Nothing'; 'Mr and Mrs Vinegar'; 'The True History of Sir Thomas Thumb'; 'Henny-Penny'; 'The Three Heads of the Well'; 'Mr Fox'; 'Dick Whittington

and his Cat'; 'The Old Woman and her Pig'; 'The Wee Bannock'; 'How Jack went out to seek his Fortune'; 'The Bogey-Beast'; 'Little Red

Riding-hood'; 'Childe Rowland'; 'The Wise Men of Gotham'; 'Caporushes'; 'The Babes in the Wood'; 'The Red Ettin'; 'The Fish and the Ring'; 'Lawkamercyme'; 'Master of All Masters'; 'Molly Whuppie and the Double-faced Giant'; 'The Ass, The Table and the Stick'; 'The Well of the

World's End' and 'The Rose Tree'.

 

The tales include a number that are well-known by their titles and many more that will be recognised as variants of familiar stories for childhood

from the themes explored therein.

 

As illustrated by Arthur Rackham, the collection shows the artist's interpretation of tales with which he is intimately familiar.

 

The First Edition  of "English Fairy Tales" with Rackham's images includes 16 colour plates and more than 40 monotone illustrations.

 

Cover for ''English Fairy Tales'' (1918), illustrated by Arthur Rackham

On the left, we show a rare First Edition example of "English Fairy Tales" that retains the original

gold-stamped red cloth cover - the binding used by Macmillan and Company (London).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To the right, we show the decorated Title Page

designed by Arthur Rackham.

Title Page for ''English Fairy Tales'' (1918), illustrated by Arthur Rackham

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Our Greeting Cards and Fine Art Posters showing Arthur Rackham's

artwork for the First Edition of "English Fairy Tales" (1918)

 

 

Greeting Card sample showing an Arthur Rackham illustration from ''English Fairy Tales'' (1918)

 

 

For connoisseurs of Rackham's work, we have prepared sets of 16 Greeting Cards (approximately 7x5" on premium acid-free card stock)

displaying each of his colour images for "English Fairy Tales" and on the left, we show an example of how these Greeting Cards appear.

 

 

 

 

Code: AR EFT CS(16)
Price: US$80.00

 

   

When presented on Greeting Cards, these images are prepared as tipped-on plates - in 'hommage' to the hand-crafted approach

typical of prestige illustrated publications produced in the early decades of the 20th Century. Each card is hand-finished and the

images are presented on Ivory card stock with an accompanying envelope. The rear of each card carries information about

Arthur Rackham, this wonderful suite and the profiled illustration - we have left the interior of the cards blank so that you may write

your own personal message.

 

Should you wish to order a reproduction print of one or more of these images, we have provided some options below. Each of our

Fine Art Posters is prepared with archival quality papers and inks - and also accompanied by information about Arthur Rackham,

this suite and the profiled illustration.

 

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In the meantime, enjoy perusing these wonderful images from Arthur Rackham.

Fine Art Poster sample showing an Arthur Rackham illustration from ''English Fairy Tales'' (1918)

 

An example of one of our Fine Art Posters

in a superb 12x18" format

     

 

The colour illustrations by Arthur Rackham for

the First Edition of "English Fairy Tales" (1918)

 

 

Arthur Rackham - 'Somebody has been at my porridge, and has eaten it all up!' from ''English Fairy Tales'' (1918) Arthur Rackham - 'Tattercoats dancing while the gooseherd pipes' from ''English Fairy Tales'' (1918) Arthur Rackham - 'The giant Cormoran was the terror of all the country-side' from ''English Fairy Tales'' (1918) Arthur Rackham - 'Taking the keys of the castle, Jack unlocked all the doors' from ''English Fairy Tales'' (1918)  

The Story of the Three Bears

Somebody has been at my porridge,

and has eaten it all up!

Tattercoats

Tattercoats dancing while the

gooseherd pipes

Jack the Giant-Killer

The giant Cormoran was the terror

of all the country-side

Jack the Giant-Killer

Taking the keys of the castle, Jack

unlocked all the doors

 

 

 

Fine Art Poster (12x18'')

Code: AR EFT 1 (12x18)
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

Fine Art Poster (12x18'')

Code: AR EFT 2 (12x18)
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

Fine Art Poster (12x18'')

Code: AR EFT 3 (12x18)
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

Fine Art Poster (12x18'')

Code: AR EFT 4 (12x18)
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

 
Arthur Rackham - 'The giant Galligantua and the wicked old musician transform the duke's daughter into a white hind' from ''English Fairy Tales'' (1918) Arthur Rackham - 'Tree of mine! O Tree of mine! Have you seen my naughty little maid' from ''English Fairy Tales'' (1918) Arthur Rackham - 'Fee-fi-fo-fum, I smell the blood of an Englishman' from ''English Fairy Tales'' (1918)

Arthur Rackham - 'She went along, and went along, and went along' from ''English Fairy Tales'' (1918)

 

Jack the Giant-Killer

The giant Galligantua and the wicked

old magician transform the duke's

daughter into a white hind

 

 

The Two Sisters

Tree of mine! O Tree of mine!

Have you seen my naughty little maid

Jack and the Beanstalk

Fee-fi-fo-fum, I smell the blood

of an Englishman

Catskin

She went along, and went along,

and went along

 

Fine Art Poster (12x18'')

Code: AR EFT 5 (12x18)
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

Fine Art Poster (12x18'')

Code: AR EFT 6 (12x18)
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

Fine Art Poster (12x18'')

Code: AR EFT 7 (12x18)
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

Fine Art Poster (12x18'')

Code: AR EFT 8 (12x18)
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

 
Arthur Rackham - 'Mr and Mrs Vinegar at home' from ''English Fairy Tales'' (1918) Arthur Rackham - 'And that is the story of Mr and Mrs Vinegar' from ''English Fairy Tales'' (1918) Arthur Rackham - 'They thanked her and said good-bye, and she went on her journey' from ''English Fairy Tales'' (1918) Arthur Rackham - 'Many's the beating he had from the broomstick or the ladle' from ''English Fairy Tales'' (1918)  

Mr and Mrs Vinegar

Mr and Mrs Vinegar at home

Mr and Mrs Vinegar

And that is the story of Mr and Mrs Vinegar

The Three Heads of the Well

They thanked her and said good-bye,

and she went on her journey

 

 

Dick Wittington and His Cat

Many's the beating he had from

the broomstick or the ladle

 

 

 

Fine Art Poster (12x18'')

Code: AR EFT 9 (12x18)
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

Fine Art Poster (12x18'')

Code: AR EFT 10 (12x18)
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

Fine Art Poster (12x18'')

Code: AR EFT 11 (12x18)
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

Fine Art Poster (12x18'')

Code: AR EFT 12 (12x18)
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

 
Arthur Rackham - 'When Puss saw the rats and mice she didn't wait to be told' from ''English Fairy Tales'' (1918) Arthur Rackham - '''Well!'' she chuckled, ''I am in luck!''' from ''English Fairy Tales'' (1918) Arthur Rackham - 'She sate down and plaited herself an overall of rushes and a cap to match' from ''English Fairy Tales'' (1918) Arthur Rackham - 'The fisherman and his wife had no children, and they were just longing for a baby' from ''English Fairy Tales'' (1918)  

Dick Wittington and His Cat

When Puss saw the rats and mice

she didn't wait to be told

The Bogey-Beast

"Well!" she chuckled, "I am in luck!"

Caporushes

She sate down and plaited herself an

overall of rushes and a cap to match

The Fish and the Ring

The fisherman and his wife had no

children, and they were just longing

for a baby

 

 

 

Fine Art Poster (12x18'')

Code: AR EFT 13 (12x18)
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

Fine Art Poster (12x18'')

Code: AR EFT 14 (12x18)
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

Fine Art Poster (12x18'')

Code: AR EFT 15 (12x18)
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

Fine Art Poster (12x18'')

Code: AR EFT 16 (12x18)
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

 
                       

 

 

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