The Ingoldsby Legends
Richard Bentley and Son.
Or mirth and marvels. by thomas ingoldsby, esquire. with illustrations by george cruikshank, john leech, and john tenniel.
4to. 7.25 x 9.5 inches. xiv + 513 +  pp. Title page in red and black. Bound in original red morocco, gilt with blind stamped borders, decorated gilt; spine in compartments with raised bands decorated gilt, gilt. Inner dentelles. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Bevelled boards Some wear to extremities, flyleaves spotted and rear hinges starting to crack; otherwise a very good copy. Illustrated by frontispiece and 71 engravings in text, by Leech, Cruikshank, Tenniel, Henry Doyle, etc. Decorated by publisher's device on title page and printer's colophon on verso. One volume edition of the first, second and third series of the Ingoldsby Legends, which first appeared in book form in 1840, 1842 and 1846 respectively. It includes the prefaces to the first and second editions and to the second and third series. The majority of the illustrations are by George Cruikshank (1792-1878), John Leech (1817-1864) and John Tenniel (1820-1914)). Richard Harris Barham (1788-1845), Church of England clergyman, was born in Canterbury, his father living in Tappington Everard House, the location of the first story. His knowledge of Kentish legends was developed during his residences as a curate in Ashford and Westwell, and subsequently in the livings of Snargate and Warehorne, until he moved to London in 1821
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