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"The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm" (1909)

 

Illustrated by Arthur Rackham

 

 

"The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm" (1909) is a collection of the classic Grimm's tales with an updated and enlarged range of illustrations

from Arthur Rackham.

 

The great illustrator notes the factors leading to the 1909 Edition in his Prefatory Note to the volume, thus:

 

Some years ago a selection of "Grimm's Fairy Tales" with one hundred illustrations of mine

in black and white was published - in 1900, by Messrs. Freemantle and Co., and afterwards

by Messrs. Archibald Constable & Co., Ltd.

 

At intervals since then I have been at work on the original drawings, partially or entirely

re-drawing some of them in colour, adding new ones in colour and in black and white,

and generally overhauling them as a set, supplementing and omitting, with a view to the

present edition.

 

Of the forty coloured illustrations, many are elaborations of the earlier black and white

drawings or are founded on them. The frontispiece, and those facing pp. 34, 70, 94, 104,

116, 118, and 190 are entirely new, and several of the text illustrations also have not been

published before. The remaining illustrations in the text have been reconsidered and

worked on again to a greater or lesser degree.

 

A contemporary review published in "The Studio" (December 1909) provides an insight into the critical reception of this revised treatment of

Rackham's illustrations for "The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm":

 

Mr. Rackham's genius is at its best in subjects that are weird and imaginative, and in this work he has had a wide

scope for his talents. But Mr. Rackham's work is not always weird, for, when occasion demands, his drawings are

full of quiet beauty and graceful composition. His consummate draughtsmanship is always evident, and particularly

so in his illustrations to "Grimm." These wonderful stories have never been so worthily illustrated as in this volume.

 

 

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Cover for the 1909 Edition of ''The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm'' illustrated by Arthur Rackham

On the left, we show a rare copy of "The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm" - illustrated by Rackham and

co-produced by Constable and Company Ltd (London) and Doubleday, Page & Co. (New York) in 1909.

 

This example retains the original decoratively gilt-stamped red cloth cover.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To the right, we show the decorative

Title Page designed by Rackham.

 

Title Page for the 1909 Edition of ''The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm'' illustrated by Arthur Rackham          
 

 

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

artwork for the 1909 Edition of "The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm"

 

 

Greeting Card sample showing an Arthur Rackham illustration for the 1909 Edition of ''The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm''

 

 

For connoisseurs of Rackham's work, we have prepared sets of 40 Greeting Cards (approximately 7x5" on premium acid-free card stock)

displaying each of his colour images for the 1909 Edition of "The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm" and on the left, we show an example of

how these Greeting Cards appear.

 

 

 

 

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

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

Fine Art Poster sample showing an Arthur Rackham illustration for the 1909 Edition of ''The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm''

 

An example of one of our Fine Art Posters

in a superb 12x18" format

     

 

The colour illustrations by Arthur Rackham for the

1909 Edition of "The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm"

 

 

Arthur Rackham - colour illustration for 'The Golden Bird' from the 1909 Edition of ''The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm'' Arthur Rackham - one of two colour illustrations for 'Jorinda and Joringel' from the 1909 Edition of ''The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm'' Arthur Rackham - one of two colour illustrations for 'Jorinda and Joringel' from the 1909 Edition of ''The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm'' Arthur Rackham - colour illustration for 'Old Sultan' from the 1909 Edition of ''The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm''  

The Golden Bird

Away they flew over stock and stone,

at such a pace that his hair whistled in

the wind

 

 

Jorinda and Joringel

By day she made herself into a cat ...

 

 

Jorinda and Joringel

... Or a screech owl

Old Sultan

Once there was a poor old woman

who lived in a village

 

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Arthur Rackham - one of three colour illustrations for 'Briar Rose' from the 1909 Edition of ''The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm'' Arthur Rackham - one of three colour illustrations for 'Briar Rose' from the 1909 Edition of ''The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm'' Arthur Rackham - one of three colour illustrations for 'Briar Rose' from the 1909 Edition of ''The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm''

Arthur Rackham - one of two colour illustrations for 'The Cat and Mouse in Partnership' from the 1909 Edition of ''The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm''

 

Briar Rose

The King could not contain

himself for joy

(Frontispiece)

 

 

Briar Rose

The young Prince said, "I am not afraid;

I am determined to go and look upon

the lovely Briar Rose"

Briar Rose

At the third sting the Fox screamed,

and down went his tail between his

legs

 

 

The Cat and Mouse in Partnership

So she seized him with two fingers,

and carried him upstairs

 

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Arthur Rackham - one of two colour illustrations for 'The Cat and Mouse in Partnership' from the 1909 Edition of ''The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm'' Arthur Rackham - one of two colour illustrations for 'The Goosegirl' from the 1909 Edition of ''The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm'' Arthur Rackham - one of two colour illustrations for 'The Goosegirl' from the 1909 Edition of ''The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm'' Arthur Rackham - colour illustration for 'The Adventures of Chanticleer and Partlet' from the 1909 Edition of ''The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm''  

The Cat and Mouse in Partnership

The Cat stole away behind the city

walls to the church

 

 

The Goosegirl

Alas! dear Falada, there thou hangest

 

The Goosegirl

Blow, blow, little breeze,

And Conrad's hat seize

The Adventures of Chanticleer

and Partlet

Now we will go up the hill and have a

good feast before the squirrel carries off

all the nuts

 

 

 

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Arthur Rackham - one of two colour illustrations for 'Rapunzel' from the 1909 Edition of ''The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm'' Arthur Rackham - one of two colour illustrations for 'Rapunzel' from the 1909 Edition of ''The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm'' Arthur Rackham - one of two colour illustrations for 'The Valiant Tailor' from the 1909 Edition of ''The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm'' Arthur Rackham - one of two colour illustrations for 'The Valiant Tailor' from the 1909 Edition of ''The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm''  

Rapunzel

When he went over the wall he was terrified

to see the Witch before him

 

 

Rapunzel

The Witch climbed up

The Valiant Tailor

Pulling the piece of soft cheese out of his

pocket, he squeezed it till the moisture

ran out

 

 

The Valiant Tailor

They worked themselves up into such

a rage that they tore up trees by the

roots, and hacked at each other till

they both fell dead

 

 

 

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Arthur Rackham - one of two colour illustrations for 'Hansel and Grethel' from the 1909 Edition of ''The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm'' Arthur Rackham - one of two colour illustrations for 'Hansel and Grethel' from the 1909 Edition of ''The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm'' Arthur Rackham - one of two colour illustrations for 'Red Riding Hood' from the 1909 Edition of ''The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm'' Arthur Rackham - one of two colour illustrations for 'Red Riding Hood' from the 1909 Edition of ''The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm''  

Hansel and Grethel

All at once the door opened and an

old, old Woman, supporting herself

on a crutch, came hobbling out

Hansel and Grethel

Hansel put out a knuckle-bone, and

the old Woman, whose eyes were

dim, could not see, and thought it

was his finger, and she was much

astonished that he did not get fat

 

 

Red Riding Hood

When she got to the wood, she met

a Wolf

 

 

Red Riding Hood

"O Grandmother, what big ears

you have got," she said

 

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Arthur Rackham - one of two colour illustrations for 'Tom Thumb' from the 1909 Edition of ''The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm'' Arthur Rackham - one of two colour illustrations for 'Tom Thumb' from the 1909 Edition of ''The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm'' Arthur Rackham - colour illustration for 'The Little Peasant' from the 1909 Edition of ''The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm'' Arthur Rackham - colour illustration for 'Fred and Kay' from the 1909 Edition of ''The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm''  

Tom Thumb

At last she reached the cellar, and there

she found an old, old woman with a

shaking head

 

 

Tom Thumb

When Tom had said good-bye to his Father

they went away with him

 

The Little Peasant

Then he ran after him, still holding

the carving-knife, and cried, "Only

one, only one!"

 

 

Fred and Kay

The Old Man had to sit by himself, and

ate his food from a wooden bowl

 

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Arthur Rackham - colour illustration for 'Sweetheart Roland' from the 1909 Edition of ''The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm'' Arthur Rackham - colour illustration for 'Snowdrop' from the 1909 Edition of ''The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm'' Arthur Rackham - colour illustration for 'Ashenputtel' from the 1909 Edition of ''The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm'' Arthur Rackham - colour illustration for 'The White Snake' from the 1909 Edition of ''The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm''  

Sweetheart Roland

The quicker he played, the higher she

had to jump

Snowdrop

The Dwarfs, when they came in the

evening, found Snowdrop lying on

the ground

 

 

Ashenputtel

Ashenputtel goes to the ball

The White Snake

The Fishes, in their joy, stretched up

their heads above the water, and

promised to reward him

 

 

 

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Arthur Rackham - colour illustration for 'The Wolf and the Seven Kids' from the 1909 Edition of ''The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm'' Arthur Rackham - one of three colour illustrations for 'The Four Clever Brothers' from the 1909 Edition of ''The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm'' Arthur Rackham - one of three colour illustrations for 'The Four Clever Brothers' from the 1909 Edition of ''The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm'' Arthur Rackham - one of three colour illustrations for 'The Four Clever Brothers' from the 1909 Edition of ''The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm''  

The Wolf and the Seven Kids

The Seven Kids and their mother capered

and danced round the spring in their joy

The Four Clever Brothers

The Ducks which he had once saved,

dived and brought up the key from

the depths

 

 

The Four Clever Brothers

So the four Brothers took their sticks in their

hands, bade their Father good-bye, and passed

out of the town gate

 

 

The Four Clever Brothers

The King's only daughter had been

carried off by a Dragon

 

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Arthur Rackham - colour illustration for 'The Lady and the Lion' from the 1909 Edition of ''The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm'' Arthur Rackham - colour illustration for 'The Water of Life' from the 1909 Edition of ''The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm'' Arthur Rackham - colour illustration for 'The King of the Golden Mountain' from the 1909 Edition of ''The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm'' Arthur Rackham - colour illustration for 'Doctor Know-All' from the 1909 Edition of ''The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm''  

The Lady and the Lion

She went away accompanied by the Lions

The Water of Life

Good Dwarf, can you not tell me

where my brothers are?

The King of the Golden Mountain

The Son made a circle, and his Father

and he took their places within it, and

the little black Mannikin appeared

 

 

Doctor Know-All

Once upon a time a poor Peasant, named

Crabb, was taking a load of wood drawn

by two oxen to the town for sale

 

 

 

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Arthur Rackham - one of two colour illustrations for 'The Seven Ravens' from the 1909 Edition of ''The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm'' Arthur Rackham - one of two colour illustrations for 'The Seven Ravens' from the 1909 Edition of ''The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm'' Arthur Rackham - colour illustration for 'The Youth who could not Shudder' from the 1909 Edition of ''The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm'' Arthur Rackham - colour illustration for 'King Thrushbeard' from the 1909 Edition of ''The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm''  

The Seven Ravens

The good little Sister cut off her own

tiny finger, fitted it into the lock, and

succeeded in opening it

The Seven Ravens

But they said one after another: "Halloa!

who has been eating off my plate? Who

has been drinking out of my cup?"

The Youth who could not Shudder

Then the Youth took the axe and split

the anvil with one blow, catching in

the Old Man's beard at the same time

 

 

King Thrushbeard

The Beggar took her by the hand

and led her away

 

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