1885 Limited Edition in a Beautiful Binding - INGOLDSBY LEGENDS Illustrated. Myths, Legends & Ghost Stories.
Author: INGOLDSBY, Thomas [The Rev. Richard Harris Barham].
Title: The Ingoldsby Legends; or Mirth and Marvels. In Two Volumes.
Publisher: Philadelphia, Porter and Coates, 1885. Limited Edition of 450 copies printed. This is number 414.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 10 " X 7 ".
Pages: xi-590 continuous pages through the 2 books.
Binding: Attractive and near fine full dark blue morocco leather binding, finely bound by an unknown binder (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown). An exceptional deluxe binding for this limited edition! Under a protective removable mylar cover. Upper edges gilt.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare light foxing - as shown, small tear in the upper margin of page 147 repaired by a previous owner not affecting the text - as shown, name of a previous 1888 owner on the second blank - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the 8 beautiful full-page plates.
The book: Rare, attractive and beautiful limited illustrated edition 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 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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