“A TURNING POINT IN HIS CAREER”
(RACKHAM, Arthur) IRVING, Washington. Rip Van Winkle. London, 1905.
Deluxe signed limited first edition, with 51 full-color mounted plates by Rackham, number 212 of only 250 copies signed by Rackham, one of the smallest limitations for a Rackham title and "the first book illustrated wholly by Rackham to be issued in a limited edition" (Riall), beautifully bound by Bayntun-Riviere in elaborate full morocco-gilt with a pictorial onlay on the front cover depicting an aged Rip Van Winkle. One of the most scarce and desirable Rackham titles. $7800.