The Headless Horseman in his Hessian uniform.
“The more spectral elements of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” were likely based on German folktales concerning “The Wild Huntsman”, a ghoulish phantom that would chase interlopers through the woods at maddening speeds.”~Wikipeadia
Interestingly, the Wild Huntsman is what’s left of the scandinavian/germanic Odin (Wotan), king of the gods and god of victory, magic, and poetry and his Valkyries after Christianity became the primary religion.

The beautiful cloth cover

the endpapers showing Rackham’s unparalleled grasp of nature’s witchery.

The plump and pretty Katrina van Tassel