Rip Van Winkle

RACKHAM, Arthur / IRVING, Washington

RACKHAM, Arthur Rip Van Winkle

Heinemann, 1905.

First edition illustrated by Rackham. 4to. Original green cloth with gilt lettering and vignette. Fifty one colour plates by Rackham are mounted onto green art paper and protected by tissue guards, apart from the frontis they are all mounted together at the end of the text. A near fine, bright copy. Some scattered foxing, especially to the endpapers.

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.

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