Lot 130: IRVING, Washington (1783-1859).  Rip Van Winkle. London: William Heinemann, 1919. 4to. Half title, mounted coloured frontispiece and 50 plates by Arthur Rackham, all mounted on green paper, the plates bound at the end, as usual (some spotting and staining to the half title and the upper edge of the title, a few other text leaves spotted). Original green pictorial cloth, green edges. Provenance: Lady Evelyn Mason (bookplate with monogram). Reprint. cf. Hudson p.167; Latimore & Haskell p.26; Riall p.69 (all citing the first edition of 1905). With the same author's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (London, 1928, coloured plates by Arthur Rackham, original cloth, FIRST TRADE EDITION) and Nathaniel Hawthorne's A Wonder Book (London, [?1922], coloured plates by Arthur Rackham, original cloth, FIRST TRADE EDITION). (3)

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Description: IRVING, Washington (1783-1859).  Rip Van Winkle. London: William Heinemann, 1919. 4to. Half title, mounted coloured frontispiece and 50 plates by Arthur Rackham, all mounted on green paper, the plates bound at the end, as usual (some spotting and staining to the half title and the upper edge of the title, a few other text leaves spotted). Original green pictorial cloth, green edges. Provenance: Lady Evelyn Mason (bookplate with monogram). Reprint. cf. Hudson p.167; Latimore & Haskell p.26; Riall p.69 (all citing the first edition of 1905). With the same author's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (London, 1928, coloured plates by Arthur Rackham, original cloth, FIRST TRADE EDITION) and Nathaniel Hawthorne's A Wonder Book (London, [?1922], coloured plates by Arthur Rackham, original cloth, FIRST TRADE EDITION). (3)
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