1898 Rare Rackham First Edition - The INGOLDSBY LEGENDS or Mirth & Marvels Illustrated.
Author : INGOLDSBY, Thomas [BARHAM, The Rev.]. Arthur Rackham (illustrator).
Title: The Ingoldsby Legends or Mirth and Marvels. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Publisher: London, J. M. Dent & Co.: Aldine House, 1898. First Edition illustrated by Rackham.
Language: Text in English.
Size : 8 " X 6 ".
Pages: xxiii-638 pages.
Binding: Attractive and Very good, near fine original full cloth gilt decorated binding, (hinges fine, small tear to the upper part of spine -a s shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright and tight, first inner endpaper hinge worn but tight - as shown, rare light foxing or staining - as shown, previous 1899 owner gift note on the first blank - as shown). Upper edge gilt.
Illustrations: Complete with the wonderful Arthur Rackham 12 color plates protected with tissue, and 90 in-text figures. Pictorial endpapers.
The book: Beautiful and attractive First illustrated Edition by Arthur Rackham of The INGOLDSBY LEGENDS or Mirth & Marvels -- 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.
The illustrator: Arthur Rackham RWS (19 September 1867 – 6 September 1939) was an English book illustrator. He is recognized as one of the leading figures during the Golden Age of British book illustration. His work is noted for its robust pen and ink drawings, which were combined with the use of watercolor, a technique he developed due to his background as a journalistic illustrator.
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