Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow book

In honour of this spooky month, I'm going to showcase all of my vintage horror/monster-related books throughout October.

Here is a book which features that eerie classic about the Headless Horseman. Interesting fact that I recently discovered: the town in which "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is set was named Tarrytown, but changed the name to "Sleepy Hollow" in 1996. I really want to go there for Halloween one year. Check this video out to see what a cool little village Sleepy Hollow is: https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=648463022940&ref=mf

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Selections from Washington Irving, Washington Irving, edited and with an intro by Austin McC. Fox, 1962

Detail of the Headless Horseman galloping through the haunted woods, chasing poor ole Ichabod Crane.

Love it when there's a little line drawing illustration of the author at the start of a book.

The spooky font nicely sets the tone for the chilling tale about to follow

One of the "other selections" included in this volume is Irving's Rip Van Winkle. Here is a small illustration of the bearded old codger

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