C. S. Van Winkel. Irving, Washington. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. Nos. I, II, III, IV, V, VI & VII. (First appearances of Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow). New York: C. S. Van Winkel, 1819. 1st edition. No II 1st printing. Other parts are 2. 94, 170, 92, 94, 108, 120, 122pp. 8vo. Brown leather with gilt titled spine. Book condition: Good. Spine worn with surface cracking and rubbing to spine ends. Leather covered boards heavily rubbed and marred with fore edge corners worn through. Hinges and binding solid with front end sheets, only, separated. Two thirds of front free end sheet torn away and with multiple previous owners inscriptions and stamps. Two rear free end sheets have lower corners torn away. Text block throughout is clean and solid but for significant foxing from age and occasional random pencil marks. A small puncture well below the foot of the text perforates the last 30 pages of No. IV and the first 40 pages of No. V. Sketch Book No. I includes the first appearance Rip Van Winkle and Sketch Book No. VI includes the first appearance of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. . Good. 1819. (Inventory #: RIRVSKE00JKN)
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