[Armstrong, Margaret (binding design, title page design); Coburn, Frederick Simpson (illustrations)]; Irving, Washington
Title RIP VAN WINKLE AND THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW
Book Condition Near fine
Publisher New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1899
Seller ID 1500
8vo (5½” x 7¾”). Designed to be sold both as a set and individually and therefore do not have volume markings. Rip Van Winkle: pp. v; 115; 7 plates. Legend of Sleepy Hollow: pp. v; 191; 8 plates. Signed Margaret Armstrong line block binding design of 21 tulips and titles in gold on dark red buckram with the tulip motif repeated 4 times on the spine with titles (identical design on each volume). Signed Margaret Armstrong title page in each volume, and five different Margaret Armstrong decorative borders in rose and pale green repeated throughout each volume. Each volume contains full page black and white plates by Coburn and vignette illustrations on the verso of each textual page. t.e.g. Original ribbon markers laid in. A near fine set of what Gullans and Espy regarded as "among her [Armstrong's] finest works". Scarce individually and hardly ever found as a set. GE135.