London: Richard Bentley, 1864. Arthur Rackham. Later edition. Hardcover. 638pp. Octavo [19.5 cm] 3/4 red leather and marbled paper over boards. Decorative gilt stamped panels between raised bands. Title gilt stamped back strip. Tex block edges gilt. Marbled endsheets and pastedowns. Covers, endsheets, and pages all slightly age toned. Extremeties lightly rubbed, corners bumped. Leather is crumbling at spine crease. Previous owners bookplate on the front pastedown. Text block slightly wavy with light foxing throughout. Text block beginning to crack at page 158. Very good. Item #58902
From Publisher: This edition of the Ingoldsby legends contains all those rhythmical poemson which the fame of this inimitable humorist rests. Although he had imitators, Thomas Ingoldsby remains unapproached, and, like Hogarth, his genius is particularly English. This volume is enriched with a rare felicity by George Cruikshank, John Tenniel, and John Leech, whose productions, executed con amore, will henceforth be associated with the now famous Thomas Ingoldsby.