The Ingoldsby Legends

The Ingoldsby Legends. Arthur Rackham, Thomas Ingoldsby, Richard Harris Barham.
The Ingoldsby Legends
The Ingoldsby Legends
The Ingoldsby Legends
Rackham's interpretation of The Ingoldsby Legends
The Ingoldsby Legends

London: J.M. Dent & Co., 1907. Second (and best) trade edition. Large quarto. Original green cloth stamped in gilt. Pictorial endpapers. Mild wear, spine mildly sunned, but still an excellent copy in a later tan pictorial dust jacket printed in black. Twenty-four color plates tipped-in on brown stock with captioned tissue guards, twelve tinted plates, and sixty-six drawings in black and white. With the bookplate of Maude M. Monell on front paste-down.

Written under the nom-de-plume of clergyman Richard Harris Barham, The Ingoldsby Legends was a collection of myths and ghost stories that blended humor with the grotesque. Largely composed in rhyme, the stories emphasize figures such as saints and gods; and they were published to delight a Victorian audience increasingly interested in sensationalist gothic literature.

Latimore and Haskell 30-31. Riall 83.
(Item #3746)

Price: $600

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