Jonkers Rare Books
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RACKHAM, Arthur

RIP VAN WINKLE by Washington Irving - First Edition in Original Dustwrapper

RACKHAM, Arthur

RIP VAN WINKLE by Washington Irving - First Edition in Original Dustwrapper Heinemann 1905

Description

Quarto. Original green cloth with gilt lettering and vignette in rare publisher’s green printed dustwrapper. Frontispiece and 50 further colour plates by Rackham mounted onto green art paper and protected by tissue guards, bound together at the end of the text. A near fine copy in a very good dustwrapper.

Footnote

Rackham's first major work and the first of the opulent large quarto illustrated gift books heralding the beginning of 'The Golden Age of Book Illustration'. The dustwrapper contains review of the Leicester Galleries Exhibition on the upper cover and the 15/- price on the spine.

Price

£2500.00