London: The Collector's Club [Townley Searle], 1937. One large leaf, folded for mailing. 48 cm x 23 cm, Printed on two sides in black, red and green. This is the Prospectus (only) for the unpublished work ARTHUR RACKHAM: A BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ADVENTURE, scheduled to be issued "on or about Coronation Day, 1937". A fine copy, folded but unused. Rare. From the archive of Arthur Rackham Bibliographer and collector Sarah Briggs Latimore, co-author (with Grace Clark Haskell) of Arthur Rackham: A Bibliography (1936). Item #312460
¶ "To give notice that the Collector's Club will publish... An Entirely New and Original Work entitled ARTHUR RACKHAM: A Bibliographical Adventure by Townley Searle: With a Chapter on the New Stamps, an Original Drawing by Arthur Rackham, and Six Unrecorded Early Books. Subscription price £1 with a Special limited Edition of One Hundred Copies on Jap Vellum at two guineas. A meticulous collation of nearly three hundred First Editions extending from the 'mid 'eighties and naughty 'nineties to the present time with entertaining Stories and Amusements by the Way...." To our knowledge (which is indeed fairly extensive) we know of no published version of this proposed bibliography.
Price (USD): $150.00