The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent [Arthur Rackham]

By: Irving, Washington

Price: $350.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Near Fine

A fine example of late 19th-century trade bookmaking. Van Tassel Edition. Two volumes. 8vo; xix, 294 pp.; viii, 315 pp.

Both volumes with frontispieces and numerous inserted full-plates with captioned tissue guards; additionally each text page features color floral/botanical/holly-and- mistletoe borders. Four of the plates by Rackham, his 5th book.; additional Illustrations by Joseph Jefferson, Arthur Rackham, and Julian Rix. -

Blue cloth with titles in gilt-and- white lozenge on upper boards, extravagant gilt decoration on upper boards and spines, beveled boards, top edge gilt; in burgundy cloth dustwrappers with titles printed on the spines. -

An elaborate and impressive production, featuring four early plates by Arthur Rackham as well as 28 others by Darley, Barraud, and other leading artists.

Bindings tight and square. Text clean, Minimal handling wear to the corners. Dust jackets light handling wear with some age-fading on the spine titles.

Title: The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent [Arthur Rackham]

Author Name: Irving, Washington

Illustrator: Arthur Rackham

Categories: FINE PRESS, Illustrations / Illustrators, Decorative Binding, 19th CENTURY: Literature and Works,

Publisher: New York and London, G. P. Putnam's Sons at the Knickerbocker Press: 1895

Binding: Hardcover in Dust Jacket.

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Book

Seller ID: 010163