Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

The Ingoldsby Legends or Mirth and Marvels

London: Richard Bentley, 1855. Eleventh edition. Hardcover. 3 volumes. 8vo. First series (Vol. I): xii,338,[1]pp. Second Series (Vol. II): vii,288pp. Third Series (Vol. III): vi,364pp. Original calf with gold decorated spine. Maroon and red title-labels with gold lettering. Raised bands. Marbled page edges and endpapers. Illustrated title-page. Decorative initials. The Ingoldsby Legends are a collection of myths, legends, ghost stories and poetry supposedly written by Thomas Ingoldsby, actually a pen-name of Richard Harris Barham. The stories first appeared in 1837 as a regular series in Bentley's Miscellany and later in New Monthly Magazine. Delightfully illustrated with full-page b/w reproductions of drawings by John Leech and George Cruishank. Minor age wear, scuffing and staining on binding. Spine sunned. Vol. I & II with small split along spine on front and back boards, firmly holding. Sporadic foxing throughout in each volume. Signed and dated by previous owner on blank page preceding title-page. Tight copies in good to very good condition. g. Item #22843

Price: $225.00

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