Sketchbook of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.
New York: G.P. Putnam: Hurd & Houghton, 1865. Full-Leather. Fine. Item #009153
Thick 8vo., 504pp. Beautiful "Artist's Edition", bound in early 20th century full green morocco. Five raised bands. Triple borders and corner dentelles in gilt. Gilt ruled spine compartments and hubs with title in second compartment. Gilt-decorated turn-ins. a.e.g. Marbled end-papers. 100 illustrations by several artists from original designs engraved on wood by Richardson & Cox. Square, tight and clean throughout with no foxing or interior blemishes. Page edges only just starting to tone but barely. Gentle rubbing to spine ends and tips. A few minor abrasions to page-edge gilt. Very well-preserved. Classic stories include Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. A simply gorgeous collectable copy.