The Ingoldsby Legends
1866 single volume edition
New edition, single volume bound in the original green cloth with gilt titling and motifs to spine and upper board, all edges gilt. 18 × 12cm, 468pp.
A collection of myths, legends, ghost stories and poetry, compiled by Thomas Ingoldsby of Tappington Manor (the pen-name of Richard Barham, a Kentish clergyman). The stories are based on real legends and mythology but are mostly deliberately humorous parodies or pastiches of medieval folklore and poetry.
A good reading copy. The cloth is rubbed and bumped a little, the inner binding pulled in a few places and the hinges cracked but holding. Previous owner's names to half-title.