1919. London: Constable, .
4to, color frontis. and 15 color plates mounted on stiff gray paper with tissue guards; additional text illustrations & pictorial endpapers by Arthur Rackham. Full red morocco, backstrip gilt, covers plain, gilt edges, original vellum and paper board covers bound in. Fine.
§ Signed limited edition, #406 of 575 copies. A lovely gift book containing some of Rackham's finest and most under-appreciated illustrations, published just a year after the end of World War One. "No more effective inspiration for the gifted brush of Arthur Rackham could be found than these popular old ballads. Handsomely printed and bound, this magnificent work should appeal to all" (The Atlantic Monthly, Dec. 1920). Item #108712