Rip Van Winkle
Author: Washington Irving
Illustrator: Arthur Rackham
IRVING, Washington. Rip Van Winkle. With Drawings by Arthur Rackham. London: William Heinemann, 1931. 4to, xii 63pp. Light green boards pictorially stamped in dark green; all edges green. Green endpapers; 50 hand-tipped color plates. A clean, bright copy with spine ends a tad rubbed and fixed endpapers discolored, in original pictorial dust jacket (very light wear to edges, spine slightly sunned).
1931 printing, being the 9th printing of this deluxe edition. Rip Van Winkle is a short story written by the American author Washington Irving, and originally published in 1819. Arthur Rackham's intricate and detailed watercolors capture the magic and mystery of this old Dutch legend. This was the first book by Rackham to feature 50 color plates and established him as one of Britain's premier book illustrators.