1914 Knickerbocker Papers, Being Rip Van Winkle & the Legend of Sleepy Hollow
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Leather Binding, Limited Edition
A limited edition work, limited to one-thousand copies, of which this is numbered thirty-five.
Other copies are bound in a quarter cloth binding, this copy is in a nice vellum binding.
Two important short stories by Washington Irving, 'Rip Van Winkle' and 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow'.
'Rip Van Winkle' follows a villager in colonial America, Rip Van Winkle, who meets mysterious Dutchmen and drinks their liquor, then falling into a sleep for twenty years. When he awakes he discovers that he missed the American Revolution.
'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow' is an important gothic story, set in a secluded glen renowned for ghosts and a haunting atmosphere.
By Washington Irving, a noted author of the nineteenth century, one of the first American writers to earn acclaim in Europe.
In the original publisher's vellum binding. Externally, generally smart. Light spots and discolouration to the board and spine, as is usual with a vellum binding. Light bumping to the spine and extremities. Small cracks to the head and tail of the joints. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean.
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