The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

IRVING, Washington / RACKHAM, Arthur

RACKHAM, Arthur The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Harrap & Co. Ltd., 1928.

Second edition, printed in same month as the first and identical in format. 4to. Green cloth, with gilt lettering to the spine, and gilt lettering and illustration to the front cover. Top edge gilt. Pictorial endpapers depict a double page colour scene, pictorial title page, 8 colour plates and many line drawings. A near fine, bright copy, neat previous gift inscription on an initial blank page.

A comical ghost story. The tale is set near the rural port of Tarry Town, "a name given by the good housewives of the adjacent country, from the inveterate propensity of their husbands to linger about the village tavern." Nearby the secluded glen, Sleepy Hollow, is said to inhabited by ghosts, "the whole neighbourhood abounds with local tales, haunted spots and twilight superstitions" the most infamous of which is the Headless Horseman.

Stock ID: 39762

£150.00

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