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Illustrator Arthur Rackham book collection sells for £40,000

13 November 2013 Last updated at 14:24 GMT

A collection of first edition books illustrated by the Edwardian artist Arthur Rackham has sold for more than £40,000 at auction.

The artist, whose work adorns classics such as Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan, gave the 26 books as Christmas gifts to his sister-in-law.

They were offered for sale at an auction in Essex by surviving relatives.