The Ingoldsby Legends or Mirth and Marvels By Thomas Ingoldsby Esqre.
Illustratated [sic] by Arthur Rackham A.R.W.S.London: J. M. Dent & Co; E. P. Dutton & Co, New York, 1907 Stock Code: 138803
NotesSigned limited edition, number 377 of 560 copies signed by Rackham, one of 500 for sale in England. Rackham's previous illustrated edition of The Ingoldsby Legends, published in 1898, had no deluxe signed issue. For this edition, it was revised and largely redrawn, so that "greater prominence could be given to the illustrations by better and larger reproductions, including a greater number of illustrations in colour" (Prefatory Note).
Quarto (271 x 212 mm). Contemporary red morocco, spine lettered in gilt, double gilt rule to covers, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges.
Colour frontispiece and 23 colour plates mounted on green paper with captioned tissue guards, black and white illustrations in the text, by Rackham.
Presentation inscription to initial binder's blank "Henry Bradshaw-Isherwood given me by the Lady Newton Nov. 21. 1907"; neat pencilled note of acquisition to rear binder's blank dated 1924. Morocco a little dulled, very light toning to contents, light marking to initial few pages, a few tissue-guards and plates a little creased. A very good copy.
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