The Ingoldsby Legends or Mirth and Madness - Thomas Ingoldsby 1870 - Richard Bentley, London - Eighteenth Edition Two finely bound full calf volumes illustrated with engraved title pages, nineteen engraved plates and one in-text engraving, as well as numerous vignettes.

The immensely popular nineteenth century collection of myths, legends, and ghost stories, purportedly written by Thomas Ingoldsby of Tappington Manor, but actually composed by English clergyman Richard Harris Barham (1788-1845), who also served as a cardinal at St. Paul’s Cathedral.

Best remembered for their quaint narratives and their comic and grotesque treatment of medieval tales.
  Provenance: Mrs W. C. Parkinson with her bookplates.

Octavo, two volumes (binding size 20.4x14cm), pp. [2] vi [2] 502 [4]; [2] iv 502 [4].
  In contemporary full calf bindings, spines intricately decorated in gilt with twin green and red labels lettered in gilt, panels with twin gilt filet borders, edges decorated in gilt, inner dentelles in blind, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers.   Condition: Fine in near fine bindings with some rubbing to corners, and light chipping to outer hinges.   Ref: 110126   Price: HK$ 1,900