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, 1905. [Children's Illustrated] FIRST RACKHAM EDITION, the trade issue. 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. Contents clean, caption tissues with some spotting, minor bumps to corners, discreet expert repair to joints and endcaps. An attractive copy. Set in Sleepy Hollow, Irving's slumbersome story is an American masterpiece of short prose, based on local history but rooted in European myth and legend. Item #60423

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