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Rip Van Winkle; A Legend of the Hudson by  Washington Irving - Hardcover - Reprint - 1900 - from Evening Star Books (SKU: 000010816)

Rip Van Winkle; A Legend of the Hudson

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Rip Van Winkle; A Legend of the Hudson

by Irving, Washington

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Philadelphia: Henry Altemus Company [1900], 1900. Reprint. Hardcover. Good. 12mo. [2], 7-230, 1-16 (pages of publisher's advertisements) pp. Yellow cloth with red, white, and green decorations on the front board, black and red decorations on the spine, red lettering on the front board and spine. Illustrated with a frontispiece and with forty-six illustrations. Part of the Altemus' Young People's Library. Lacks the free rear endpaper, rear hinge cracked, a touch of soiling to the covers.


The Legend of Sleepy Hollow first appeared in a story collection by Irving called  The Sketch-Book Of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. This first classic collection of American short stories also featured the popular Rip Van Winkle . The fantastical portions of Irving's works were inspired not only by his travels around Europe and hearing old folk tales and mythology, but also by a visit to upstate New York in the Catskill Mountains as a youth. His exposure to the old Dutch customs and ghost stories around Tarrytown, New York planted the seeds for his Headless Horseman character.


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Rip Van Winkle; A Legend of the Hudson
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A duodecimo is a book approximately 7 by 4.5 inches in size, or similar in size to a contemporary mass market paperback. Also... [more]
The portion of the book closest to the spine that allows the book to be opened and closed.
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [more]
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched... [more]
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Any printing of a book which follows the original edition. By definition, a reprint is not a first edition.

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