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
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

Philadelphia: George G. Harrap & Co., 1928. Item #02884

Arthur Rackham Awakens Sleepy Hollow

[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. IRVING, Washington. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Philadelphia: David McKay Company, [1928].

Limited to 250 numbered copies for England and 125 copies for the United States. This un-numbered and unsigned copy being one of the 125 for the US. Quarto (10 3/16 x 8 inches; 262 x 203 mm.). 102, [1], [1, blank] pp. Eight mounted 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 fine copy, partially uncut.

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: $1,350.00