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Easton Press "Rip Van Winkle The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" Washington Irving (Very Fine)
Easton Press "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories" Washington Irving (Very Fine)


 
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The condition is of the highest quality. A wonderful bright clean copy. Free of markings, writings, or stamps. No attached bookplates or indication of any removed. Unread. Not even a single scratch on the gilded page edges. A true classic for your home library or office. Includes unattached Ex-Libris bookplate.

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Edition: Easton Press
Binding: Full Genuine Leather
Illustrator: Limited Collector's Edition
Dimensions: Very Fine


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Product Code: 430-129

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A Luxurious Leather Bound Masterpiece


Limited Edition - Collector's Edition. A great unique gift for yourself or for a loved one.
Part of the 100 Greatest Books Ever Written collection by Easton Press. Beautifully illustrated and bound in genuine leather. One of the most celebrated works of literature by a historical writer.

  • Illustrated by George Ross
  • Published originally as "The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent"
  • Full genuine leather

"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is a short story of speculative fiction by American author Washington Irving, contained in his collection of 34 essays and short stories entitled The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. Written while Irving was living abroad in Birmingham, England, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" was first published in 1820. Along with Irving's companion piece "Rip Van Winkle", "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is among the earliest examples of American fiction with enduring popularity, especially during the Halloween season.


About the author

Washington Irving (April 3, 1783 – November 28, 1859) was an American author, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat of the early 19th century. He is best known for his short stories "Rip Van Winkle" (1819) and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" (1820), both of which appear in his book The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.. His historical works include biographies of George Washington, Oliver Goldsmith and Muhammad, and several histories of 15th-century Spain dealing with subjects such as Christopher Columbus, the Moors and the Alhambra. Irving served as the U.S. ambassador to Spain from 1842 to 1846.

He made his literary debut in 1802 with a series of observational letters to the Morning Chronicle, written under the pseudonym Jonathan Oldstyle. After moving to England for the family business in 1815, he achieved international fame with the publication of The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. in 1819–20. He continued to publish regularly — and almost always successfully — throughout his life, and just eight months before his death (at age 76, in Tarrytown, New York), completed a five-volume biography of George Washington.

Irving, along with James Fenimore Cooper, was among the first American writers to earn acclaim in Europe, and Irving encouraged American authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Edgar Allan Poe. Irving was also admired by some European writers, including Walter Scott, Lord Byron, Thomas Campbell, Francis Jeffrey, and Charles Dickens. As America's first genuine internationally best-selling author, Irving advocated for writing as a legitimate profession, and argued for stronger laws to protect American writers from copyright infringement.

Features

Includes all the classic Easton Press qualities:

* Premium Leather
* Silk Moire Endleaves
* Distinctive Cover Design
* Hubbed Spine, Accented in Real 22KT Gold
* Satin Ribbon Page Marker
* Gilded Page Edges
* Long-lasting, High Quality Acid-neutral Paper
* Smyth-sewn Pages for Strength and Durability
* Beautiful Illustrations


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