DE LA MOTTE FOUQUÉ, De La Motte. Undine. Adapted from the German by W.L. Courtney. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.


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London: William Heinemann & New York: Doubleday, Page, 1909. First Edition. Small quarto. pp. viii, 136, [15 (Coloured plates with tissue guards). Gilt decorated blue cloth. A very good copy.
Front cover with Rackham rendition of Undine the mermaid on sea floor, head in hands, as fish swim about her. Frontispiece plate of Undine dancing: "Undine outside the window". Stylish title page with illustrated banners of mermaids in deco pattern above and fish in similar pattern below titles. Enchantingly illustrated by Arthur Rackham with fifteen tipped-in colour plates, mounted and tissue guarded. This is the charming and dramatic story of the Knight Huldbrand of Ringstetten and of Undine. And how the Knight wedded with a water-sprite, and what chanced therefrom. Then, how the Knight died and was buried, and how Undine returned to her element beneath the Mediterranean Sea.

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