London: William Heinemann, Ltd., 1929.
4to, xix, 549 pp. with 24 color plates, 12 other plates and 66 illustrations. Gray cloth with gilt lettering and black illustrations to upper cover and backstrip. Binding lightly worn at edges.
§ Later edition. A very handsome presentation of Barham's hugely popular tales, first issued serially in 1837. Writing under the pseudonym of Thomas Ingoldsby of Tappington Manor, Barham's collection of myths, ghost stories, and poetry was so influential that for well over a hundred years even fictional characters referred to it warmly (Allan Quatermain and Lord Peter Wimsey among many others). Rackham's illustrations are perfectly suited to the stories, supernatural, whimsical, and comic in turn. Latimore & Haskell p. 30. Riall p. 30. Item #124087