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1810 The Ingoldsby Legends by Thomas Ingoldsby Esq. / JM Dent & Co. London / Richly Illustrated by Arthur Rackham / In Very Good Condition

1810 The Ingoldsby Legends by Thomas Ingoldsby Esq. / JM Dent & Co. London / Richly Illustrated by Arthur Rackham / In Very Good Condition

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In very good condition here is a lovely antique edition of The Ingoldsby Legends or Mirth and Marvels by Thomas Ingoldsby of Tappington Manor, actually a pen-name of an English clergyman named Richard Harris Barham. Published in 1910 by JM Dent & Co., London. Richly illustrated by Arthur Rackham.

Full title: The Ingoldsby Legends, or Mirth and Marvels is a collection of myths, legends, ghost stories and poems. As a priest of the Chapel Royal, with a private income, Barham was not troubled with strenuous duties, and he had ample time to read, and to compose his stories and poems. Although the "legends" are based on folklore or other pre-existing sources they are mostly humorous parodies or pastiches.

Inside the pages are very good indeed, being clean and tightly bound. With just the occasional nicked edge. Opens onto superb illustrated endpapers (these have a few faded spots). Then there is a colour frontispiece with tissue guard and decorated title page. The tissue guard has some light spotting. In addition to the frontispiece there are then eleven colour plates all present as called for, and all in good condition. With a number of full page and in-text line drawn illustrations. This copy has not been written in and there are no other markings of previous ownership. The top closed edge is shiny gilt.

Dark green cloth covered boards have gilt decoration to the front, back and spine. With a school gilt crest in the centre of the back board. All in top, top order. With just a couple of the faintest of scratches on the back and the lightest of rubbing to the corner tips and spine ends.

A really good version of the tales. Your antique copy of The Ingoldsby Legends will be wrapped with care in tissue an ribbon* and sent well packaged. I am always happy to add a gift card with a message to the parcel if desired. 

H 20 cm x W 15 cm, 638 pages, 0.78 kg. I dispatch worldwide daily from the UK. (There are just a very few countries which I am unable to ship to).

* If you would prefer for your book not to be decoratively wrapped and sent simply in the full protective packaging please add a note to the order.

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