The Ingoldsby Legends. Richard Harris Barham.
The Ingoldsby Legends
The Ingoldsby Legends
The Ingoldsby Legends
The Ingoldsby Legends
The Ingoldsby Legends

The Ingoldsby Legends

London: Richard Bentley, 1855. The Ingoldsby Legends


Barham, Richard Harris
Published by London: Richard Bentley, 1855
Bayntun of Bath


[Fine Binding] Ingoldsby, Thomas (Richard Harris Barham)
The Ingoldsby Legends or Mirth and Marvels
London: Richard Bentley, 1855. In three volumes. Tenth edition. 8vo. Each volume illustrated with an engraved frontispiece, vignette title-page, and numerous plates. Full blue crushed levant, stamped in gilt, multicolor leather on-lay depicting different characters from the stories, spines darkened, front hinge of volume one slightly worn; all edges gilt; marbled endpapers; by Bayntun; original navy-blue cloth covers bound in at rear of each volume; prelims in each volume lightly foxed.

While based on common myths and folklore, the majority of these tales are told through a lens of humour. This satire is fitting due to the fact that even the author's name is a bit of a jest to its readers. The supposed Thomas Ingoldsby was in fact, a pen-name used by Richard Harris Barham. Barham is said to have found a love for reading and writing following a boyhood accident that left permanent damage to his arm. This limitation paved the way for a long-stretching legacy. The Ingoldsby Legends have been and continue to be a common reference in medias, particularly by other authors such as H.G. Wells and Rudyard Kipling. Item #302

Price (USD): $4,200.00

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