Oxford: Artists' Choice Editions, 2003. Hilary Paynter. First edition thus. Hardcover. Narrow quarto [20 cm by 29 cm]. Cloth covered boards decorated with a large-scale version of an engraving from the book; decorative endsheets. Illustrated with black and white wood engravings. This is one of two hundred and forty numbered copies signed by the illustrator, Hilary Paynter. A beautiful copy in fine condition. Item #30190
A gorgeous treatment of Rossetti's flight of fancy into forbidden fruit. Paynter's wood engravings are admirably suited to the book, which was an award winner at the 2003 FPBA fair. "Goblin Market is about the disasters befalling young women who stray at twilight and are unable to resist the strange, luscious fruit proffered by goblins.." -Hilary Paynter.