Rip Van Winkle

Book and commentary courtesy of Dick Blacher. 

 Rip Van Winkle

by Washington Irving, 1905

Dard Hunter -- Like Denslow, he epitomized "The Hubbard Work Ethic". His truly prodigious output, and instantly recognizable style, has been thoroughly researched and documented. Included here are some lesser known examples of the incorporation of his designs into other productions of the Roycroft Print Shop. The book above was a limited edition of 50 bound in modeled leather. 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 as seen above, and paper over boards with a suede spine. The paper over boards with a suede spine variant is not listed in McKenna.

Note: As with Woman's Work, this modeled leather binding also utilizes one of Hunter's woodcut designs for the edition.

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