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Little Brother & Little Sister
Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: Constable & Co., Ltd., 1917.
Bound by Bayntun-Riviere c. 1965. One of 525 Copies Signed by the Artist. Limited to 525 copies signed by the artist, this being copy no. 259. Quarto. Thirteen tipped-in color plates, forty-three black and white text illustrations. Bound by Bayntun-Riviere c. 1965 in full midnight green morocco with inlaid pictorial central panel reproducing the color-plate “She Begged Quite Prettily to be Allowed to Spend the Night There” (opposite p. 206) in gilt-tooled frame within triple gilt-ruled borders and large, gilt foliate corner-pieces. Gilt rolled edges. Broad, gilt dentelles. Gilt decorated compartments. All edges gilt.