1870 Beautiful Binding - INGOLDSBY LEGENDS Illustrated by Cruikshank, Leech and Tenniel.
Author: INGOLDSBY, Thomas [BARHAM, The Rev.].
Title: The Ingoldsby Legends Or Mirth And Marvels. With illustrations by George Cruikshank, John Leech and John Tenniel.
Publisher: London, Richard Bentley, 1870.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 9 " X 7 ".
Pages: xiv-513 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good binding, finely bound in half morocco leather, title in gilt on spine, raised bands (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. All edges gilt. A beautiful binding|
Content: Good to very good content (bright and tight, some light foxing and staining - as shown, ink stamp of a previous owner on the second blank and name of a previous 1872 owner on the 4th blank page - as shown, marbled endpaper nicely replaced by a previous owner - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the frontispiece and the beautiful plates by Cruikshank, Leech, and Tenniel.
Estimate: (USD 400 - USD 600)
The book: Rare and attractive illustrated edition by Bentley of the Ingoldsby Legends - a collection of myths, legends, ghost stories, and poetry written supposedly by Thomas Ingoldsby of Tappington Manor, actually a pen-name of an English clergyman named Richard Harris Barham.
The illustrator: George Cruikshank (27 September 1792 – 1 February 1878) was a British caricaturist and book illustrator, praised as the "modern Hogarth" during his life. His book illustrations for his friend Charles Dickens, and many other authors, reached an international audience.
The author: Richard Harris Barham (6 December 1788 – 17 June 1845) was an English cleric of the Church of England, a novelist and a humorous poet. He was known generally by his pseudonym Thomas Ingoldsby and as the author of The Ingoldsby Legends.
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