RIP VAN WINKLE. Washington Irving, Joseph Jefferson.


(East Aurora, NY: The Roycroft Shop, 1905). First edition thus. Hardcover. xviii, [1], 48 pp., decorative initials and title page by Dard Hunter; small octavo, dark red limp suede covers with blind-embossed title and cover ornament. Moderate spotting and staining to covers, but no fading or tears that commonly are seen with this binding material, a couple rusty spots to text but overall near very good. Item #21843

Dard Hunter began his full-time career in the book arts and design in 1904 when he was taken on at Elbert Hubbard's Roycrofters artists' colony in East Aurora, NY. He had earlier worked at typesetting and graphic arts at his father's newspaper in Ohio. Hunter greatly influenced the design style of the Roycrofters before striking out on his own in 1910.

Price: $65.00