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Title:
Fairy tales from many lands
Author:
Rackham, Arthur, 1867-1939, illustrator.
Uniform Title:
The Allies' fairy book
Publication Information:
New York : Viking Press, 1974.
Physical Description:
121 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Series:
Summary:
Thirteen fairy tales from a variety of countries including Japan, Yugoslavia, Portugal, and Belgium.
General Note:
First published in 1916 under title: The Allies' fairy book.
Language:
English
Genre:
ISBN:
9780670305629
Format :
Book

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Central Library PZ8 .F169 1974 Juvenile Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Author Notes

Arthur Rackham was born in London, England. At the age of 18, he worked as a clerk at the Westminster Fire Office and began studying part-time at the Lambeth School of Art. In 1892 he left his job and started working for The Westminster Budget as a reporter and illustrator. His first book illustrations were published in 1893 in To the Other Side by Thomas Rhodes, but his first serious commission was in 1894 for The Dolly Dialogues, the collected sketches of Anthony Hope, who later went on to write The Prisoner of Zenda. Book illustrating then became Rackham's career for the rest of his life.

Rackham invented his own unique technique which resembled photographic reproduction; he would first sketch an outline of his drawing, then lightly block in shapes and details. Afterwards he would add lines in pen and India ink, removing the pencil traces after it had dried. With color pictures, he would then apply multiple washes of color until transparent tints were created.

Arthur Rackham died in 1939 of cancer in his home in Limpsfield, Surrey. (Bowker Author Biography)


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