The illustration shows a seated man reading a hair-raising book while his black cat, with arched back, spits at the devil who emerges from behind the chair. It is signed and dated "Arthur Rackham | 1935".
As Riall notes "From The King of the Golden River [in 1932], Harrap issued nine or ten copies, seven being for sale, of a special issue of the first limitation numbers of the limited edition. Each issue was bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe in green morocco... These books contain a fine original ink and watercolour drawing..."
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