THE KING OF THE GOLDEN RIVER ... Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: George Harrap & Co. Ltd., . Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5  7  9-47 , four inserted plates with color reproductions of illustrations by Arthur Rackham, fifteen black and white illustrations by Rackham in the text, preliminary leaves printed in red and black, publisher's limp vellum, front panel lettered in gold, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed, pictorial endpapers. First printing with these illustrations. Number 189 of 570 copies signed by Arthur Rackham. "Kunstmärchen in which three brothers live in an Edenic valley until the greed of the elder two leads to its desolation; the youngest, with the aid of the eponymous fair king, restores it to its paradisiacal state. A conventional moral tale, gracefully told." - Barron, ed., Fantasy and Horror (1999) 3-118. Latimore & Haskell p. 67. A fine copy in torn plain glassine wrapper and worn, chipped and soiled cardboard slipcase (with matching number). (#160384).
"Published 1932" on copyright page. "This edition is limited to Five Hundred and Seventy / copies, of which Five Hundred and Fifty / are for sale ..." on limitation page.