The fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm (1916) with Illustrations by Arthur Rackham
A collection of tales taken from German folklore and immortalized by the Brothers Grimm.
Great collection of most famous fairy tales, The Brothers Grimm, Jacob Ludwig Karl Grimm, and Wilhelm Carl Grimm, were German academics, philologists, cultural researchers, lexicographers, and authors who collected and published folklore during the 19th century.
Preface by Arthur Rackham
Some years ago a selection of Grimm's Fairy Tales with one hundred illustrations of mine in black and white was published — in 1900, by Messrs. Freemantle and Co., and afterwards by Messrs. Archibald Constable & Co., Ltd. At intervals since then I have been at work on the original drawings, partially or entirely re-drawing some of them in colour, adding new ones in colour and in black and white, and generally overhauling them as a set, supplementing and omitting, with a view to the present edition. Many of the forty-coloured illustrations are elaborations of the earlier black and white drawings or are founded on them.
The frontispiece and those facing pp. 34, 70, 94, 104, 116, 118, and 190 are entirely new, and several of the text illustrations also have not been published before. The remaining illustrations in the text have been reconsidered and worked on again to a greater or less degree.