Irving, Washington; Rackham; Arthur (illus).
Rip Van Winkle.
København: Peter Hansens Forlag, 1905. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. On of only 250 copies printed in this limited edition, including a facsimile printed signature of Rackham. Text in Danish, this "de luxe" edition was printed in Denmark the same year as the English release. "Rackham's" Rip Van Winkel "is among the most thoroughly illustrated books of English. Since the text is brief, his fifty illustrations, which are grouped at the end, come at the rate of one to every two or three sentences" (Ray 328). Very Good [Textblock Very Good+; Plates Fine]. No DJ. Item #6031 Light shelf/edge wear. minor fraying at head and heel, owner bookplate at front pastedown, small ownership signature at ffep, moisture stain at bottom corner of boards (slight discoloration to preliminaries, slight rumple to textblock, does not effect any plates), joints starting, else tight, bright and unmarred. Green cloth boards, gilt lettering and pictorial elements, frontispiece, captioned tissueguards, teg. 4to. 46pp plus np plate pages grouped at rear. Numbered, limited edition, this being 202 of 250.