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RIP VAN WINKLE
Written by Washington Irving; Shirley Goulden. Illustrated by Nardini.
Stock no. 1323019
Published by W. H. Allen. 1st thus 1965. Almost very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
Splendour Books series. Large format. Pictorial boards. Colour pictures throughout. Spine and corners bumped. Covers edge rubbed. Tape marks to pastedowns and facing endpapers. Some surface paper damage to endpapers. Contents clean. Original film dustwrapper is slightly edge worn and has tape marks to flaps where it was stuck down to pastedowns of book at one time. Removal of tape has left sticky residue.
Large format. Green cloth spine, pictorial boards. Colour pictorial endpapers. Colour plates plus green and white text illustrations/surrounds. Spine and corners bumped. Covers edge rubbed. Tiny booksellers sticker to front free-endpaper. Small label to verso of front free-endpaper. Pencil doodles to verso of half title-page. Contents generally clean.
Text in Danish. Limited edition. Large format, green cloth with gilt titles and vignettes. Each of the 51 tipped-in colour plates are mounted on a separate sheet of heavy brown paper with captioned tissue guards. Except for the frontis, the plates are all bound together after the text. This is copy NO. 180 with prineted signature of Arthur Rackham. Spine and corners bumped and rubbed. Covers slightly edge rubbed. Ink writing to front free-endpaper. Joints cracked. Browning to contents.
Cream/yellow boards with black titles and small image to front board. Stories We Love Series. 4 Colour plates and b/w illustrations. 63 Pages. Heavy foxing to rear cover. Brown stains to front cover. Heavy wear to corners and spine. Top half - one inch of spine is MISSING. Some other chipping to spine. Inscription in ink to verso of front endpaper. Foxing to pages. All colour plates present. A few page corners are chipped off. Contents are still generally very good.
Brown cloth. Gilt title to spine. Large pictorial onlay to front. Blue pictorial endpapers. 8 colour plates plus b/w illustrations. Front board a little marked and pictorial onlay scuffed. Bookplate to verso of front endpaper. Scattered foxing throughout. All plates present with some pale foxing to margins. One hinge pulled.
Frontis and 50 superb colour plates, tissue-guarded and mounted on green card at rear of book. 62 text pages. Green cloth, green titles and vignette to front cover. Spine bumped, worn and browned with small splits to the cloth. Top corners badly bumped with top rear corner almost split. Bumping to bottom corners. Bottom board edges bumped and rubbed. Covers a little grubby. Book plate to front pastedown. Browning to front endpapers and some of the mounts for the plates. Inscription in ink to half title page. Some hinges are cracked. Some fingering. Creasing to a couple of plates. Top of book is bowed.
Frontis and 50 superb colour plates, tissue-guarded and mounted on green card at rear of book, one pair of plates are on facing pages. 62 text pages. Green cloth, gilt titles and vignette to front cover. Damp marking to top of spine and along edges of front and rear covers out from that. Browning to endpapers, pastedowns and page edges/margins of green pages. Light foxing. Wrapper is edge-creased with tears and chips; a little loss; some grubby marks and foxspots.
Contains three stories (Peter the Pied Piper, The Princess in the Sleeping Wood, Rip van Winkle) adapted into plays. Black boards with gilt titles to front and spine and vignette to front cover. Colour plates. 96 pages. Spine and corners bumped and worn. Fading to gilt on spine and some of gilt on front cover. Front endpaper is MISSING. Browning to endpapers which are also a little grubby. Some foxing and a few margin marks.
Blue pictorial paper boards. Spiral bound. Move the tabs and watch the characters move. Colour & b/w illustrations. Corners and cover edges worn, some scuffing and foxing. Neat name to front pastedown. Tab from first moveable has been torn off but still works. Tabs to all moveables are creased. Finally moveable is broken. A few pages have small tears or creasing to margin of bottom edge. A few fingermarks but generally clean.
Full leather binding with gilt titles and pictorial onlay to front cover. Ribbon ties weaved into binding of covers. 50 colour plates; tipped-in. Heavy, hand-made paper. Text is in Dutch. A lovely edition! Limited edition to 325 copies. 8" split to top of spine next to front cover. 3-4" split to base of spine on rear side of covers. Bumping and wear to corners and spine. A little chipping along cover edges. Original ribbon ties are still present on binding - one to bottom of front cover has partly torn off, so can not be tied to ribbon on rear cover; original piece of torn of ribbon still present inside, but detached. A few marks to covers. Looks like repair work has been professionally done at some point; new overlap edges have been very neatly added, so protecting more original corners. The book also appears to have new endpapers. Some foxing to outer page edges and a few to some pages internally. Some creasing to uncut page edges. All plates are present and in excellent condition!