(RACKHAM,ARTHUR)illus. FAIRY TALES OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM translated by Mrs. Edgar Lucas. NY: Doubleday Page 1909. Large thick 4to (10 1/4 x 12 3/4"), 325p., full limp suede binding with yapp edges, top edge gilt, others uncut, moire endpapers, gilt pictorial spine, repair to corner of rear endpaper, faint crease on corner of frontis some wear to suede on edges as is inevitable with this type of binding, else near FINE and remarkably sound and clean. This is the rare DELUXE AMERICAN LARGE PAPER EDITION SIGNED BY RACKHAM ON THE HALF-TITLE AND LIMITED TO ONLY 50 COPIES. Printed on fine paper and featuring 40 fabulous tipped-in color plates with guards plus a profusion of full page and smaller black and whites. This is the only American limited edition of this title, never issued as a typical American limited edition. Arguably his best work and very, very rare in this edition in such nice condition. Not in Latimore/Haskell. Riall p.97, Swann/Sutton sale #112.