Washington Irving: A Treasury: Rip Van Winkle, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Old Christmas (Hardcover)
Beautifully printed and slipcased, this elegantly produced collection of three classic Irving masterpieces captures the magic of folktales and makes the perfect gift for the holiday season. All three of these time-honored Washington Irving tales first appeared in his best-selling The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. in 1819. The high-spirited tales Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow present memorable folk characters that have become part of America’s literary lexicon, while Old Christmas preserves the nostalgia, warmth, and joy of Merrie Olde English Christmas traditions.Each of the three hardcover cloth-bound books, adorned with ribbon markers and slipcased into a handsome set, are beautifully illustrated with original paintings and drawings: Rip Van Winkle (N.C. Wyeth); The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Arthur Rackham); and Old Christmas (Randolph Caldecott).
About the Author
Washington Irving (1783–1859) was an American author best remembered for his short stories The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle, both of which appear in this book.
Praise for Washington Irving: A Treasury: Rip Van Winkle, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Old Christmas…
"The stories are beautifully illustrated with original paintings and drawings, making this collection the perfect gift for children new to the stories, as well as adults who are already fond of these favorites." ~New York History Blog
"...cloth-bound and of incredible quality...this set is classic and brings to life these great tales in both the stories and the incredibly well-done pictures throughout... These books truly are treasures, and both young and old readers will appreciate them." ~With Our Best Blog
"Beautifully printed and slipcased, this elegantly produced collection of three classic Irving masterpieces captures the magic of folktales and makes the perfect gift for the holiday season." ~SirReadALot
"Best in Class" ~Where New York Magazine
“For the book collector: A slipcased set of beautiful facsimile reproductions of stories by Irving, one of America’s earliest popular writers. The illustrations...are charming...and scary!” ~Seattle Times
"Rizzoli has used virtually every element of deluxe book design to produce this very handsome, just-published box set of Irving's best-known and most-loved stories" ~The Weathercock published by The Saint Nicholas Society of the city of New York