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IRVING, Washington (1783-1859), [RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]
Rip Van Winkle. With drawings by Arthur Rackham
London: William Heinemann, 1905. FIRST RACKHAM EDITION. Quarto (25 x 19cm), with 51 mounted colour plates bound together after the text. Bound in dark green morocco over original green cloth boards with gilt design to upper. Very light spotting, plates clean without creases. Near fine. 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, PBFA, ABA, ILAB [Royal Tunbridge Wells, KENT, United Kingdom]
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