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The Ingoldsby legends or mirth and marvels.

Barham, Richard Harris, (pseud. of) Ingoldsby, Thomas.

Published by Richard Bentley (pr. by Samuel Bentley) 1840?47, London, 1840
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All three series of these entertaining tales, here in the first editions following the extremely scarce author's edition of 12 copies. The Legends made their original appearances in Bentley's Miscellany, as a favor to Bentley, a former schoolmate of Barham's; Bentley here collects the pieces in book form with a life of the author (illustrated by an appealing engraved portrait done by R.J. Lane). The stories and poems are illustrated with 18 plates engraved by George Cruikshank, John Leech, and John Tenniel. Bindings: Contemporary signed bindings by E.P. Dutton & Co., of red morocco with covers framed in gilt triple fillets; spines with raised bands, gilt-stamped titles, and compartments framed in gilt double fillets. Board edges gilt-ruled, gilt inner dentelles. Upper page edges gilt. Original cloth covers and spines bound in at the back. 8vo (20.5 cm, 8.1"). 3 vols. I: Engr. t.-p., v, [3], 338, [2] pp.; 6 plts. II: Engr. t.-p., vii, [3], 288 pp.; 7 plts. III: Engr. t.-p., vi, [2], 364 pp.; 6 plts. Sadleir 156b, e, & f; NCBEL, III, 365. Bindings as above, spines and upper board edges darkened with a bit of rubbing; free endpapers with offsetting from turn-ins. One volume with lower part of cover stained and the lower inner margin of the title-page and plates (not the text leaves!) waterstained. One plate evenly age-toned. Bookseller Inventory # 12844

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Title: The Ingoldsby legends or mirth and marvels.

Publisher: Richard Bentley (pr. by Samuel Bentley) 1840?47, London

Publication Date: 1840

Binding: Hardcover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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