The Ingoldsby Legends or Mirth and Marvels.
With Sixty Illustrations by George Cruikshank, John Leech, and John Tenniel.London: Richard Bentley, 1864 Stock Code: 143170
In an elegant Tout bindingAn elegantly bound edition of the Ingoldsby Legends, which were first serialised in Bentley's Miscellany from 1837, and first published in book form 1840-47. The plates by Leech, Tenniel, and Cruikshank are wonderfully spirited and inventive.
Under the guise of Thomas Ingoldsby of Tappington Everard in Kent, Barham "discovered" old documents which provided the basis for his tales, mostly reworkings of other narrative sources, from medieval chronicles to Kentish legends and Sir Walter Scott, imbued with a comic and grotesque dimension that proved immensely popular.
Quarto (230 x 168 mm). Finely bound by Tout in contemporary red morocco, titles in gilt direct to spine, raised bands, richly gilt with foliate motifs to compartments and corners of boards, triple gilt fillets decorative frames in gilt to boards, foliate motifs in gilt to turn-ins, dark blue ribbed ebdpapers with floral motifs in gilt, top edge gilt, red silk bookmark.
60 hand-coloured engraved illustrations, of which 2 full-page (including the frontispiece)
Small scuff marks to rear board, scattered foxing, else fresh and unmarked; a very good, attractive copy.
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