1928 Rare First US Edition - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
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Author: Washington Irving. (Arthur Rackham, illustrator).
Title: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Publisher: Philadelphia, David McKay Company, no date (1928). First US Edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 10 " X 7.5 ".
Pages: 102 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good, near fine original illustrated full-cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good, near fine content (bright, tight, and clean). Upper edge gilt.
Illustrations: Complete with the eight full-page color illustrations and the in-text black and white drawings by Arthur Rackham.
Estimate: (USD 300 -USD 500)
The book: This is the coveted first US edition of Washington Irving's THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW, strikingly illustrated by the incomparable Arthur Rackham. Rackham's whimsical and haunting illustrations add a layer of enchantment and fear to this enduring tale of ghostly happenings and unrequited love, masterfully enhancing the storytelling. The blend of Irving's eerie narrative with Rackham's distinct illustrations makes this edition a highly desirable item for collectors and fans of classic literature.
The author: Washington Irving (1783–1859) was an American short story writer, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat, best known for his short stories "Rip Van Winkle" (1819) and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" (1820). His mastery in blending folklore and legend with his literary talents resulted in memorable and enduring tales that have resonated through time.
The illustrator: Arthur Rackham (1867–1939) was an English book illustrator, renowned for his distinct style characterized by detailed line work and fantastical elements. Known for his unique interpretations of fairy tales, folklore, and children's literature, Rackham's artistic contribution to this edition of THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW has etched his mark as one of the preeminent illustrators of the 20th century.
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