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1847 Ingoldsby Legends Occult Ghosts Devils Cruikshank Illustrated Abracadabra


A scarce and difficult to find 1847 printing of the famous “Ingoldsby Legends.” This collection of myths, ghost stories, and poetry was written by R.H. Barham, who is better known by his pen-name, Thomas Ingoldsby. This particular example has a personal memoir from Barham and charming, full-page illustrations including the art of Cruikshank.

These legends were extremely popular from their inception in 1837. While this collection is less popular today than it was in the 19th-century, it does include aspects that are still recognizable – the magic command “Abracadabra” and a version of the children’s song Bingo! Other selections in this third volume include:

•Memoir of Rev. Richard Harris Barham
•The Lord of Thoulouse
•The Wedding-Day; or The Buccaneer’s Curse
•The Blasphemer’s Warning
•The Brothers of Birchington
•The Knight and the Lady
•The House-Warming
•The Forlorn One
•Jerry Jarvis’s Wig
•Unsophisticated Wishes
•Hermann, or The Broken Spear
•Hints for an Historical Play
•Marie Mignot
•The Truants
•The Poplar
•My Letters
•The Confession
•New Made Honour
•As I Laye A-Thynkynge

Item number: #1556

Price: $350

BARHAM, Richard Harris.

The Ingoldsby Legends or Mirth and Marvels; Third Series.

London Bentley 1847. First Edition

•Collation complete with all pages: vi, [2], 864p
o6 full page engravings
•Provenance: Armorial Bookplate, Handwritten – Algernon Charles Heber Percy. Hodnet Hall
•Binding: Hardcover; tight and secure
•Language: English
•Size: ~8in X 5.5in (20cm x 14cm)

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1847 Ingoldsby Legends Occult Ghosts Devils Cruikshank

Estimate $350 - $700Nov 5, 2017