1907 Rare Rackham First Edition bound by Bayntun - The INGOLDSBY LEGENDS or Mirth & Marvels.
Author : INGOLDSBY, Thomas [BARHAM, The Rev.]. Arthur Rackham (illustrator).
Title: The Ingoldsby Legends or Mirth & Marvels. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Publisher: London, J. M. Dent & Co, New York, E.P. Dutton & Co. 1907. First Edition of this reissue of the 1898 edition with more illustrations by Rakcham. The best-illustrated Rackham edition! For this edition, it was revised and largely redrawn, so that "greater prominence could be given to the illustrations by better and larger reproductions, including a greater number of illustrations in colour".
Language: Text in English.
Size : 9.5 " X 7.5 ".
Pages: xix-549 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good, near fine binding, finely bound by Bayntun in green morocco leather, titles in gilt on spine, raised bands, compartments ruled in double gilt fillets, double-ruled frames to boards and beautiful turn-ins, beautiful pattern marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Near fine content (bright, tight, and clean - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the wonderful 24 color tipped-in plates (including frontispiece), with titled tissue guards; 12 plates printed with tint and other numerous in-text illustrations by Arthur Rackham.
The book: The most beautiful and attractive Rackham illustrated Edition 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. In a wonderful Bayntun binding!
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.
The binder: George Bayntun was born in 1873 in Bath, England. After an apprenticeship, he began his own bookbinding business in Bath in 1894, binding books by hand with great craftsmanship. Although many binders were using machines in their process, Bayntun refused to use modern techniques.
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