Rip Van Winkle

IRVING, Washington / RACKHAM, Arthur

IN PUBLISHER'S DELUXE BINDING

RACKHAM, Arthur Rip Van Winkle

Heinemann, 1919.

Sixth edition. Handsome copy in the rare publisher's deluxe leather binding. 4to. Original tan morocco with gilt lettering and vignette. Top edge gilt. Fifty one colour plates by Rackham, mounted onto green art paper and protected by tissue guards. Apart from the frontispiece all plates are mounted together at the end of the text, giving the pleasure of page after page of illustration. Two plates have slight abrasions. A very good copy, with spine a little worn. Bookplate to front endpaper.

This book was the first of the opulent Christmas Gift books. Its beauty and popularity began the "Golden Age of Book Illustration," in which publishers and illustrators competed to present the most beautiful volumes to the gift market.

Stock ID: 38645

£400.00

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