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IRVING Washington (1783--1859)
[Sketch book of Geoffrey Crayon. 1823]
The sketch book of Geoffrey Crayon, gent. New edition. In two volumes. ...
London: John Murray, 1823.
2 vols ; 18.2 cm (8º)
I: viii, 326 p.
II: [4], 341, [1] p.

First published in New York, 1819--20; first London edition, 1820. A work of travel fiction interspersed with stories influenced by German folk tales, including 'Rip Van Winkle' and 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow'.

Copy Notes Possibly the 'Sketch Book. 2 V bd' bought from Ogle, Duncan & Co. per James Moyes for 12s. on 16 April 1823. (Spiers Box, Miscellaneous booksellers).

Binding Later C19th half dark blue morocco, blind-tooled borders, marbled-paper boards, gilt double-ruled spines, gilt-lettered.

Reference Number 4683


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