The Sketch-book Of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. [limited Westminster Edition, Fall Down Boxes]

By: Irving, Washington (Geoffrey Crayon) ; Arthur Rackham

Price: $360.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket

Printed on linen paper, in royal octavo size, with proofs on Japan paper of the full pge illustrations, and decorative borders in gold and colors. They are whole-bound in English Calf with gilt tops and rough edges, and numbered from 1 to 175. This is #133. Fawn colored calf with gilt decorations and turn ins ruled in gilt. In dk green clock fall down boxes. NF with mild rubbing to edges and spine, uniform light offset from tissue guards. Boxes are new appearing. NOTES: The Sketch Book, is a collection of 34 essays and short stories written by American author Washington Irving. It was published serially throughout 1819 and 1820. The collection includes two of Irving's best-known stories, attributed to the fictional Dutch historian Diedrich Knickerbocker, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle". It also marks Irving's first use of the pseudonym "Geoffrey Crayon", which he would continue to employ throughout his literary career. The Sketch Book, along with James Fenimore Cooper's Leatherstocking Tales, was the first widely read work of American literature in Britain and Europe. It also helped advance the reputation of American writers with an international audience. Apart from "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" the pieces which made both Irving and The Sketch Book famous other tales include "Roscoe", "The Broken Heart", "The Art of Book-making", "A Royal Poet", "The Spectre Bridegroom", "Westminster Abbey", "Little Britain", and "John Bull". [wikipedia] beautiful set complete. Four of the plates are by Arthur Rackham, and there are many by FOC Darley and F. S. Church, Allan Baraud, Julian Dix, etc. 25.5x17.8 cm. (10x7") , weighing 11 pounds. Bound for the Knickerbocker Press. Provenance- J Butler signed insided the fall down boxes. 32 full-page Illustrations. Many of his tales leaned on German folklore for ideas.

Title: The Sketch-book Of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. [limited Westminster Edition, Fall Down Boxes]

Author Name: Irving, Washington (Geoffrey Crayon) ; Arthur Rackham

Illustrator: Illustrated by Arthur Rackham

Categories: German Folklore,

Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1894

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 37443