Rip Van Winkle; Washington Irving; Illustrated by Arthur Rackham; Hardback, green boards; 1916 Printed in Great Britain; Illustrations in color; page binding is strong; some discoloration of some pages but not bad; green boards in pretty good shape but some fading and minor issues. Nice historical book with wonderful illustrations.
"Rip Van Winkle" is a short story by American author Washington Irving published in 1819. Written while Irving was living in Birmingham, England, it is part of a collection entitled The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. Although the story is set in New York's Catskill Mountains, Irving later admitted, "When I wrote the story, I had never been on the Catskills." The story's title character is a Dutch-Americanvillager living around the time of the American Revolutionary War.