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THE SKETCH BOOK OF GEOFFREY CRAYON, GENT. No. I [through:] No. VII

THE SKETCH BOOK OF GEOFFREY CRAYON, GENT. No. I [through:] No. VII

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THE SKETCH BOOK OF GEOFFREY CRAYON, GENT. No. I [through:] No. VII

by [Irving, Washington]

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New York: Printed by C.S. Van Winkle, 1819 - 1820.. Seven parts bound in two volumes. Large octavo. 19th century calf, spines gilt extra. Bound without wrappers and adverts. Early manuscript index on front binder's blank in both volumes. Spines darkened and slightly crazed, joints a bit worn and slightly cracked in places (but sound), occasional spotting and foxing to Part I, brown spot in fore-edge of Part VII, clean 5 cm tear in top edge of leaf 63/4 of Part VII, with no loss, still a good set in contemporary dress. Old morocco faced slipcase. First editions, first printings, of each part of Irving's second major sequence publication, with BAL's state 'A' of the text on page 240. Neither the terminal blank for Part I, nor the slip against piracy that was inserted in some copies of Part II are present. THE SKETCH BOOK is among Irving's masterworks, printing for the first time in complete book form "Rip Van Winkle" (Pt. I), "Old Christmas" (Pt. V), and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" (Pt. VI). "That Americans here first read of Rip Van Winkle and Ichabod Crane is not so important in influencing the culture of the country, as that they learned of these and other gentlemen, and of the Indians, and of old England, through the medium of a musical, rhythmical style, quiet humor and dreamy charm, which instinctively taught taste and sweetness, 'taking pleasure and giving pleasure and always playing the companion rather than the teacher'" - GROLIER AMERICAN HUNDRED. Proper sets in original wrappers are rare and beyond the means of most collectors, and today sound sets, with each part in the first printing, in contemporary bindings, are increasingly less common. BAL 10106. LANGFELD & BLACKBURN, pp. 15-22. JOHNSON HIGH SPOT. GROLIER AMERICAN 100, 31. PETER PARLEY TO PENROD, p.143. WRIGHT I:1430. BLEILER, p.107.

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Title
THE SKETCH BOOK OF GEOFFREY CRAYON, GENT. No. I [through:] No. VII
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[Irving, Washington]
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Printed by C.S. Van Winkle
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Date Published
1819 - 1820.
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Wrappers
The paper covering on the outside of a paperback. Also see the entry for pictorial wraps, color illustrated coverings for...
BAL
Bibliography of American Literature (commonly abbreviated as BAL in descriptions) is the quintessential reference work for any...
Morocco
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also...
Cracked
In reference to a hinge or a book's binding, means that the glue which holds the opposing leaves has allowed them to separate,...
Calf
Calf or calf hide is a common form of leather binding. Calf binding is naturally a light brown but there are ways to treat the...
Octavo
Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing...
Gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...
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