Rip Van Winkle. With drawings by Arthur Rackham. Washington IRVING, Arthur RACKHAM.
Rip Van Winkle. With drawings by Arthur Rackham.
Rip Van Winkle. With drawings by Arthur Rackham.

Rip Van Winkle. With drawings by Arthur Rackham.

London: William Heinemann, November 1905. [Children's Illustrated]FIRST RACKHAM EDITION, the trade issue, second impression. Small quarto (26 x 19cm), pp.viii; 62. With 51 mounted colour plates by Rackham, including a frontispiece, each with a captioned tissue guard. Publisher's green cloth with gilt titles and decoration to spine and upper. All edges blue; dark grey endpapers. Toning and light spotting to preliminary leaves of text, and extremely heavy spotting to pp.56-62. Light occasional spotting to tissue guards. Spine quite heavily toned, with some rubbing. Lower corners bumped with some light wear to boards. Very good. Set in Sleepy Hollow, Irving's slumbersome story an American masterpiece of short prose, based on local history but rooted in European myth and legend. Item #59322

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