Rip Van Winkle

Book courtesy of Richard Blacher. Pictures and comments courtesy of Paul Jackson.

Rip Van Winkle
by Washington Irving, 1905

The book measures 8 1/8" x 5" and has 48 pages. The text body is done in Old Style Antiqua and was printed on Holland handmade paper with Roycroft watermark in 3 colors. The binding variants of this book are suede, 3/4 leather edition of 100 copies printed on Japan vellum, 50 copies bound in modeled calf and paper over boards with a suede spine as seen above. The book above is the only Rip Van Winkle I have seen in this binding and this variant is not listed in McKenna. Dard Hunter designed the initials and title page. The drawing of the windmill was hand drawn in this book by Dard Hunter.

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