Felix Octavius Carr Darley. "Illustrations of Rip Van Winkle."
New York: American Art-Union, 1848. Set of six etched plates. Scattered foxing, mostly in margins, though some in images; very good condition.Born in Philadelphia, Felix Darley was one of America's first well known illustrators. He worked in both Philadelphia and New York before eventually settling in Claymont, Delaware. There he worked for the next nineteen years producing drawings for prints, magazines, and more than 200 books. These included best-selling works by such prominent authors as Washington Irving, Charles Dickens, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.