Books: Trio in Color

GRIMM'S FAIRY TALES illustrated by Arthur Rackham. 128 pages. Viking. $6.95. A predictable score of Grimm old favorites (samples: The Fisherman and His Wife, The Robber Bridegroom) with color and black-and-white pictures from the 1909 Rackham edition. The original English translation by Mrs. Edgar Lucas is laced with "prithees" and "shan'ts." (The flounder says to the fisherman, "I shan't be good to eat.")

The Grimm illustrations brought Rackham, who died in 1939, his first great success. But he went on to do nearly everything from Scrooge to Cinderella, from The Sleeping Beauty to The...

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