Lot 89: (RACKHAM, ARTHUR.) Irving, Washington. Rip Van Winkle: 50 Aquarelle.
December 1, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: (RACKHAM, ARTHUR.) Irving, Washington. Rip Van Winkle: 50 Aquarelle. German text. 50 color plates tipped to numbered mattes. Text volume is 8vo, green wrappers; color plates loose as issued; both laid into publisher''s pictorial linen folding case, a few soft creases to flaps. Leipzig: Seemann, 1905
Notes: first german edition. scarce in this format and in such good condition. Rip van Winkle was Rackham''s first major illustrated work and this German edition is the only one printed in this format with the loose color plates.