Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The. Arthur RACKHAM, illustrator, Washington Irving.
Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The
Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The
Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The
Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The
Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The

Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The

London: George G. Harrap & Co., 1928. Item #02733

Arthur Rackham Awakens Sleepy Hollow

[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. IRVING, Washington. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: George G. Harrap & Co., [1928].

Limited to 250 numbered copies for England (this copy being No. 11) and 125 copies for the United States, signed by Arthur Rackham. Quarto (10 3/16 x 8 inches; 262 x 203 mm.). 102, [1], [1, blank] pp. Eight color plates and thirty drawings in black and white. Publisher's vellum boards gilt lettered and ornamented, with gilt vignette. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. A very fine copy, partially uncut. Housed in the original publishers cardboard box with matching limitation number.

By 1928, the traditional Rackham book - freely and lavishly illustrated, and lushly produced - was, culturally no longer in fashion nor financially feasible. Artistically, Rackham's work was being overshadowed by a younger generation. Publisher George Harrap stepped in, took up the challenge, and, through production economies, published a new kind of Rackham book. But if the volumes were not as spectacular as in the past, the artwork was no less impressive.

Latimore and Haskell, pp. 63-64. Riall, pp. 164-165.

Price: $3,500.00