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"Some British Ballads" (1919)

 

Illustrated by Arthur Rackham

 

"Some British Ballads" (1919) was an illustrated collection of traditional tales, including: '"Clerk Colvil"; "The Lass of Lochroyan"; "Young Bekie";

"Chevy Chase"; "The Gardener"; "The Gay Goshawk"; "Lord Thomas and Fair Annet"; "The Twa Corbies"; "Young Akin"; "Binnorie"; "Get Up

and Bar the Door"; "The Riddling Knight"; "Lady Elspat"; "Johnnie of Cockerslee"; "The Old Cloak"; "Proud Lady Margaret"; "Young Andrew";

"Sir Patrick Spens"; "Lord Randal"; "The Twa Brothers'"; The Duke of Gordon's Daughter"; "The Barron of Braikly"; "The Lackmaben Harper";

"The False Lover Won Back"; "Lamkin"; "Bonnie George Campbell"; "Prince Robert"; "Earl Mar's Daughter"; "The Death of Parcy Reed";

"Hynd Horn"; "Helen of Kirconnell"; "The Bailiff's Daughter of Islington"; "Rare Willie Drowned in Yarrow"; "The Gypsy Laddie"; "Clyde Water";

"The Lady Turned Serving-Man"; "Earl Brand"; "Earl Richard"; "The Fair Flower of Northumberland"; and "The Wife of Usher's Well".

 

An example of the critical reception received by this suite is provided by "The Connoisseur" (Vol. LVI, 1920):

 

Few of Mr Rackham's work have been more consistently impressed with charm and beauty

than his illustrations in colour to "Some British Ballads". In them he pictures a succession of

fascinating heroines habited in quaint and picturesque costumes, amid surroundings which,

though belonging to no definite place or period, are always appropriate and congruous. His

heroes are hardly less charming than his heroines, and the scenes in which they are

represented constitute a series of fascinating and delightful pictures ... one must feel grateful

to Mr Rackham for giving us the prettiest picture book of the season.

 

 

Cover for ''Some British Ballads'' (1919), illustrated by Arthur Rackham

On the left, we show a rare First Edition example of "Some British Ballads" that retains the

original gold-stamped blue cloth cover - the binding used by Constable & Co. Ltd (London).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To the right, we show the decorated Title Page

designed by Arthur Rackham.

Title Page for ''Some British Ballads'' (1919), illustrated by Arthur Rackham

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The First Edition of "Some British Ballads" (1919) with Rackham's images includes 16 colour plates and more than 20 monotone illustrations appearing as vignettes

throughout the text.

 

 

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

artwork for the First Edition of "Some British Ballads" (1919)

 

 

Greeting Card sample showing an Arthur Rackham illustration from ''Some British Ballads'' (1919)

 

 

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 "Some British Ballads" and on the left, we show an example of how these Greeting Cards appear.

 

 

 

 

Code: AR SBB 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.

 

To purchase, simply click on the appropriate "Add to Cart" button and you will be taken through to our Shopping Cart secured through

PayPal. Multiple purchases will be consolidated by that feature and shipping and handling costs to any destination in the world are

accommodated by our flat-rate fee of US$20 for every US$200 worth of purchases.

 

Of course, should you wish to discuss some customised options, we welcome your contact on any matter through

ThePeople@SpiritoftheAges.com.

 

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

Fine Art Poster sample showing an Arthur Rackham illustration from ''Some British Ballads'' (1919)

 

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 "Some British Ballads" (1919)

 

 

Arthur Rackham - 'Clerk Colvill' from ''Some British Ballads'' (1919) Arthur Rackham - 'Young Bekie' from ''Some British Ballads'' (1919) Arthur Rackham - 'O Waken, Waken, Burd Isbel' from ''Some British Ballads'' (1919) Arthur Rackham - 'The Gardener' from ''Some British Ballads'' (1919)  

Clerk Colvill

 

 

Young Bekie

 

 

O Waken, Waken, Burd Isbel

 

The Gardener

 

 

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Arthur Rackham - 'The Twa Corbies' from ''Some British Ballads'' (1919) Arthur Rackham - 'Erlinton' from ''Some British Ballads'' (1919) Arthur Rackham - 'May Colven' from ''Some British Ballads'' (1919)

Arthur Rackham - 'Get Up and Bar the Door' from ''Some British Ballads'' (1919)

 

The Twa Corbies

Erlinton

 

 

May Colven

 

Get Up and Bar the Door

 

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Arthur Rackham - 'Johnnie of Cockerslee' from ''Some British Ballads'' (1919) Arthur Rackham - 'Yonge Andrew' from ''Some British Ballads'' (1919) Arthur Rackham - 'Lord Randall' from ''Some British Ballads'' (1919) Arthur Rackham - 'The Duke of Gordon's Daughter' from ''Some British Ballads'' (1919)  

Johnnie of Cockerslee

 

 

Yonge Andrew Lord Randal The Duke of Gordon's Daughter  

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Arthur Rackham - 'The False Lover Won Back' from ''Some British Ballads'' (1919) Arthur Rackham - 'Earl Mar's Daughter' from ''Some British Ballads'' (1919) Arthur Rackham - 'Hynd Horn' from ''Some British Ballads'' (1919) Arthur Rackham - 'The Gypsie Laddie' from ''Some British Ballads'' (1919)  
The False Lover Won Back Earl Mar's Daughter Hynd Horn

The Gypsy Laddie

 

 

 

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