Extraordinary Gravures of Tarrytown, New York, & Sleepy Hollow (1887)
A rare collection from 1887 of large-format photogravures, (some with with plate impressions) by J.L. Williams, that capture the landscapes and landmarks of Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown, New York, and lithographs by artist Felix Octavius Carr Darley that illustrate iconic scenes from American author Washington Irving's literary classic, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow". "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" was originally published as part of "The Sketchbook of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent." in 1820. "The Sketchbook" became one of the most widely read works of American literature in Britain or Europe, and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" quickly became regarded as one of Irving's finest and best known works.
The text on the photogravures are also part of the gravure printing process - an unusual, but valuable characteristic that enhances the beauty of the images. The collection is from a Limited Edition, Number 55 of 600 copies. A copy of the edition provenance will be included with each item. Produced on very heavy stock, these museum-grade photogravures and lithographs are in immaculate condition and are perfect for framing.