London, New York: William Heinemann, Doubleday, Page & Co., 1908. First Trade Edition. [i-vi] 1-134 pp. 40 color plates mounted on tan paper with captioned tissue-guards, and numerous drawings in b/w. 4to. 10" x 7-1/2" Original tan cloth with gilt-pictorial and lettering to upper board, gilt lettering to backstrip. Spine a bit sun-tanned. Slight bow to boards. Prior owner signature to preliminary blank. Foxing, primarily to end sheets. Very Good. Item #44888.1
One of the finest of Rackham's illustrated books, heightening Shakespeare's dreamy comedy with otherworldly imagination, both delicate and grotesque.