Item #61338 Rip Van Winkle. With drawings by Arthur Rackham. Washington IRVING, Arthur RACKHAM.

Rip Van Winkle. With drawings by Arthur Rackham.

London: William Heinemann, December 1910. [Children's Illustrated] FIRST RACKHAM EDITION, the trade issue, fifth 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. Elegantly rebound in half dark green oasis morocco, tooled in gilt to style with the original design blocks. Internally very good with a little foxing to first gathering, externally unmarked. A most attractive recent leather binding. 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 #61338

Price: £225.00

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