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IRVING, Washington (1783-1859). Works. New York and London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, n.d.

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IRVING, Washington (1783-1859). Works. New York and London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, n.d.

40 volumes, 8o (217 x 146 mm). Colored frontispieces and engraved titles printed in red and black, titles and text printed within brown borders, head-pieces and tail-pieces, numerous illustrations, many printed on tissue and mounted. Brown morocco gilt, spine in 3 compartments with 2 raised bands, gilt lettered in one, floral and leaf design in one, turn-ins gilt, green reversed calf doublures and endpapers, top edges gilt, others uncut (some hinges lightly rubbed).

LIMITED EDITION, number 3 of 250 sets of the "Joseph Jefferson Edition," SIGNED BY JOSEPH JEFFERSON. Jefferson (1829-1905), an actor who adapted a dramatic version of Washington Irving's Rip Van Winkle, spent 40 years depicting the title character in his show throughout the United States, Australia, and England. (40)

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