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Siegfried and the Twilight of Gods Rackham 1924 30 Plates!

Siegfried and the Twilight of the Gods

With illustrations by Arthur Rackham



Published by: William Heinemann

Printed in: 1924


Pages: 181 + 30 Full page tipped-in color plates

Illustrations by: Arthur Rackham


----- Features ----- 


· All 30 original color plates by Arthur Rackham

 · Every Illustration has an intact tissue guard

· Illustrated endpapers






This book is in good condition. It's a large book, measuring 7 1/2" x 10". There are no signatures, bookplates or markings of any kind in the book. There is some yellowing to the spine. This book contains all 30 of Rackham's original tipped-in plates, with none missing, removed, or loose. They are all in excellent condition and all have intact tissue guards which have the illustration titles printed on them. The pages are clean and free of any foxing. The last 15 pages have some wear to their top right corner. These early Rackham's are often split up and sold seperately for their beautiful prints. A rare find complete with many beautiful illustrations.




Siegfried and the Twilight of the Gods are part of a cycle of epic music dramas by the German composer Richard Wagner. The operas are based loosely on characters from the Norse sagas and the Nibelungenlied. The works are often referred to as "The Ring Cycle", "Wagner's Ring", or simply "The Ring".

In this arc the Valkyrie Brünnhilde sends the Hero, Siegfried off to new adventures, urging him to keep their love in mind. As a pledge of fidelity, Siegfried gives her his magic ring, made from the Rheingold. Siegfried appears at Gibichung Hall, seeking to meet Gunther. Gunther extends his hospitality to the hero, and Gutrune offers him a love potion to trick him into marriage. Unaware of the deception, Siegfried toasts Brünnhilde and their love. Drinking the potion, he loses his memory of Brünnhilde,  and falls in love with Gutrune instead. The Rhinemaidens meanwhile mourn the lost Rheingold. Siegfried happens by while hunting with Gunther and Hagan, Alberich's son. The maidens urge him to return the Ring and avoid its curse, but he ignores their tidings of doom. Suddenly, two ravens fly out of a bush, and as Siegfried watches them, Hagen stabs him in the back with his spear, trying to claim the ring for his own. Brünnhilde appears and orders for a huge funeral pyre to be assembled by the river. She takes the Ring and tells the Rhinemaidens to claim it from her ashes, once fire has cleansed it of its curse. The fire flares up as the Rhine overflows its banks, bearing the Rhinemaidens on its waves. Hagen madly tries to steal the Ring from them and drowns. The Rhinemaidens swim away, bearing the Ring in triumph.

---------- About the Illustrator---------


Arthur Rackham (1867 – 1939) was a prolific English book illustrator. He was born in London as one of 12 children. At the age of 18, he worked as a clerk at the Westminster Fire Office and began studying at the Lambeth School of Art. In 1892, he quit his job and started working for The Westminster Budget as a reporter and illustrator. His works were included in numerous exhibitions, including one at the Louvre in Paris in 1914. While he may be best known for his elaborate illustrations of children's literature and fairy tales, he also illustrated books for adult readers, including A Midsummer Night's Dream (1908) and Undine.


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A great chance to own a Rare copy of a classic collection of Tale.

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