Rip Van Winkle: Irving, Washington; Merrill, Frank T. (illus.); [Leslie, Elsie]; [Jefferson, Joseph... Rip Van Winkle: Irving, Washington; Merrill, Frank T. (illus.); [Leslie, Elsie]; [Jefferson, Joseph... Rip Van Winkle: Irving, Washington; Merrill, Frank T. (illus.); [Leslie, Elsie]; [Jefferson, Joseph...

Rip Van Winkle

Irving, Washington; Merrill, Frank T. (illus.); [Leslie, Elsie]; [Jefferson, Joseph]

Published by S. E. Cassino, Boston, 1888
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Title: Rip Van Winkle

Publisher: S. E. Cassino, Boston

Publication Date: 1888

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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Original pictorial cloth over bevelled boards, gilt-stamped lettering on upper board, a.e.g.; 4to; pp. 49, with numerous illustrations in text, and tissue-guarded plates. A rich association copy, from the library of American actress Elsie Leslie (1881-1966), America's first child star and one of the best paid actresses of her era. With her ownership signature on the FFEP, and inscribed to her on the half-title page by Joseph Jefferson (1829-1905), "To Elsie Leslie, with the affectionate bequest of J. Jefferson / 1893." Jefferson was a famous actor and comedian, well-known for his frequent portrayal of Rip in America and abroad. He gave Elsie her first role in 1884, as Little Meenie, in Rip. Signed on the title-page, "Are you going to marry Meenie when you grow up / Rip;" again signed "Rip" in the bottom margin of p. 20; "Something must scare this Dog / Rip" along the bottom of the illustration facing p. 20; "Soon the dogs back at me / J. J." along the bottom of the illustration facing p. 34; "What I woke up this morning I was mad / J. J." along the bottom of the illustration facing p. 46. Boards a bit soiled and stained; spine tips and corners a little rubbed and frayed. Internally nice and clean. Bookseller Inventory # JC11392

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