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Ingoldsby, Thomas [Barham, Richard Harris]
THE INGOLDSBY LEGENDS OF MIRTH AND MARVELS BY THOMAS INGOLDSBY ESQUIRE. LONDON: RICHARD BENTLEY, 1840-1847
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Ingoldsby, Thomas [Barham, Richard Harris]
THE INGOLDSBY LEGENDS OF MIRTH AND MARVELS BY THOMAS INGOLDSBY ESQUIRE. LONDON: RICHARD BENTLEY, 1840-1847
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Ingoldsby, Thomas [Barham, Richard Harris]
THE INGOLDSBY LEGENDS OF MIRTH AND MARVELS BY THOMAS INGOLDSBY ESQUIRE. LONDON: RICHARD BENTLEY, 1840-1847
3 volumes, 8vo (205 x 128mm.), FIRST EDITION, [first]-third series, engraved title-pages by C. Cook and I.S. Gwilt, 17 plates by Cruickshank, Leech and others, 2 portraits, half-titles, volume 1 with p.236 blank and slip inserted, 4pp. of publisher's advertisements at the end of volume 2, publisher's brown ribbed cloth stamped in blind and lettered in gilt (series 1 Sadleir's b binding, series 2-3 Sadleir's c binding), collector's red morocco pull-off cases, pencil cartoon in lower blank half of p.222 vol.1, vol.1 recased, all volumes with some wear to hinges, occasional spotting and browning
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Provenance

Jemima Perry, ownership inscription dated February 1844, second series; John F. Talmage, bookplate; Leroy Arthur Sugarman, bookplate; Douglas C. Ewing, bookplate

Literature

Cohn 50; Sadleir 156c, 156e and 156f

Catalogue Note

FIRST EDITION OF ALL THREE SERIES. The Ingoldsby Legends were enormously successful, going through three series in volume publication between 1840 and 1847; the work remained in print throughout the nineteenth century, with reprints illustrated by artists such as Tenniel, Cruikshank and Rackham.

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