EVANS, C.S. The Sleeping Beauty. Told by C.S. Evans and illustrated by
Arthur Rackham. London: Heinemann, (1920). Quarto, modern navy morocco
gilt, marbled endpapers, original front cover and spine bound-in. $850.
"For a long time the Prince stood
and gazed upon her, for never in all his life had he seen a maiden so
lovely. Then suddenly he bent down and kissed her lips. That was the end
of the enchantment. The Princess's eyelids quivered; languidly she moved
her head and stretched out her arms. Her eyes opened and she smiled. 'Is
it you, my Prince?" she said. "How long you have kept me waiting!'"
First trade edition, illustrated
by Arthur Rackham with mounted color frontispiece, three double-page
color silhouettes, two full-page color silhouettes, six double-page and
eight single page black and white silhouettes, forty-one in-text
illustrations. Light scattered foxing. A beautiful production, very