Rip Van Winkle
Irving, Washington , N. C. Wyeth(illus.)
Place Published: London
Publisher: George G. Harrap & Co., Ltd.
Date Published: Circa 1924
Book Id: 36140
86pp. Quarto [25 cm] Original brown cloth with pictorial centerpiece to the front board. Eight, full color illustrations including a frontispiece. Illustrated endsheets. Good. The illustrated paper label is rubbed, and the edges of the spine and covers are gently bumped and rubbed. The cloth of the spine has a 1" ripple, and there are several splits in the cloth at the ends of the spine. There is a contemporary gift inscription on the verso of the front free endsheet. The pages have occasional light foxing. The text and illustration at p. 38 are a bit more foxed. The text block is cracked several times.
Illustrations by N.C. Wyeth. A lovely copy of this classic illustrated book. N. C. Wyeth was a pupil of Howard Pyle. As a teacher, Pyle stressed the importance of dramatic effects in painting and the personal knowledge of one's subject in their work. After nearly 5 months of study, Wyeth was able to successfully submit a cover illustration to the Saturday Evening Post. Over time, Wyeth's illustrations were featured in many popular magazines, such as Century, Harper's Monthly, Ladies' Home Journal, McClure's, Outing, and Scribner's.