A Midsummer-Night's Dream - William Shakespeare, Arthur Rackham (illustrator) 1908 - William Heinemann, London - First Rackham Trade Edition How now spirit! whither wander you?

An exquisitely bound, magical combination of Shakespeare and Rackham. Enchantingly illustrated with 40 tipped-in color plates, black & white vignettes and decorations.
  Arthur Rackham (1867-1939), English illustrator and water-colourist. One of the foremost and most productive of the Edwardian illustrators, with a preference for books of a mystical, magic or legendary background. Aided by advances in colour printing at the beginning of the 20th century, his imaginative eye saw all forms with the eyes of childhood and created a world that was half reassuring and half frightening, whilst adding a delightfully humorous flourish to many of his illustrations, although he can descend into darker depths as seen for Wagner and Edgar Allen Poe.

References: Houfe,
Dictionary of British Book Illustrators and Caricaturists 424.
Quarto (25 x 19 cm) pp. [10] 134 [4].
  Bound in full blue crushed morocco, spine lettered in gilt, with double gilt fillet bordered compartments enclosing gilt lettering or symbols, double gilt fillet bordered front and rear panels, edges intricately tooled in gilt, gilt inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt.   Condition: Near fine, faint foxing to first and last few pages, in fine binding.   Ref: 108693   Price: HK$ 9,000