London: William Heinemann. New York: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1911.
4to, ix, 182 pages + 30 tipped-in color plates. Quarter buckram, patterned paper boards with gilt illustrations and lettering to upper cover and backstrip. Binding with slight wear to edges.
§ According to Haskell’s definitive biography, the illustrations for Wagner’s epic represented an important achievement for Rackham. “Although the heroic did not really suit his talent, his gods and Rhine-maidens were realized on a high plane of imagination, probably because Wagner had deeply stirred him personally” (pp. 92-94, also p.169). Latimore & Haskell p.37. Item #124083