1870 Rare Ramage Binding - INGOLDSBY LEGENDS Illustrated by Cruikshank and Leech.
Author: INGOLDSBY, Thomas [BARHAM, The Rev.].
Title: The Ingoldsby Legends Or Mirth And Marvels. In Two Volumes.
Publisher: London, Richard Bentley, 1870.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 9 " X 6 ".
Pages: xx-428, xii-467 pages.
Binding: Attractive and good to very good binding, finely bound in red half morocco leather, title in gilt on spine, raised bands by Ramage bindery (hinges worn and scuffed but tight, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. Upper edges gilt. A beautiful binding.
Content: Good to very good content (bright and tight, some light foxing and staining mainly on the lower corner of a few plates in volume I - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the 24 beautiful engraved plates by Cruikshank and Leech.
Estimate: (USD 350 - USD 500)
The book: Rare and attractive two volumes illustrated edition published 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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