London: George G. Harrap and Co. Ltd., 1928. First Rackham Edition. Quarto. Bound in publisher's green cloth with gilt titles and decoration to front board, gilt titles to spine; pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt. 8 illustrations in colour and in text line drawing. With bookseller's ticket. Binding shows well, bumped at corners, bumped and frayed at spine ends. Internally clean with so signs of foxing, including plates which remain vivid. Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown, "H. M. Gilbert and Son, Old and New Booksellers, 24 Above Bar, Southhampton". One of American literature's most enduring and popular tales, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow tells the tragic story of the love triangle that developes between the ill-fated Ichabod Crane, Brom Bones and Katrina Van Tassel. Lavishly decorated by Rackham in his, by turns, humorous and blood-curdling illustrations. Item #43372
Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'.
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