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1840. By Thomas Ingoldsby Esquire. [First]/Second/Third Series. [In Three Volumes.] London: Richard Bentley, 1840/-42/-47. Original dark brown vertically-ribbed cloth. First Editions of all three series. This is Barham's famous series of often-macabre (and often NON-politically-correct!) parodies of myths, legends and ghost stories, many in verse -- illustrated with plates by George Cruikshank and John Leech. These pieces began appearing in Bentley's Miscellany in 1837 (at about the time OLIVER TWIST was appearing there), and were immensely popular with that journal's readers -- so much so that they were subsequently collected in these three separately-published volumes. Though Barham's work is largely forgotten today, we do have several hold-overs from it -- such as the tale from which Walt Disney devised "The Sorcerer's Apprentice," and (added to the second issue) the earliest published version of the children's poem about the dog "Bingo" ("... and Bingo was his name-O").~The first series consisted of 1000 copies, and the latter two 1500 each. In this set, Vol I is in the first state (with p. 236 blank, where "The Franklin's Dogge" ("Bingo") was later added, and with the three other first-issue points cited by Cohn). Vol II has the same central blind-stamping as Vol I, but without the blind-stamping in the corners; its Contents leaf is second issue, with the one-line "erratum" added. Vol III has a different blind-stamped pattern, and has the one textual issue point "topot" in the first state.~Condition is exceptional: the volumes are fine and bright, with essentially no wear at all (two very faint droplet-marks constitute the only flaw we can discern; Vol II's front endpaper has some offset from a Bentley's leaflet that apparently was once loosely-inserted there). Sadleir 156b/e/f; Cohn (Cruikshank) 50. Provenance: small leather bookplate of Barton Currie in each volume. Housed in a morocco-backed slipcase with three inner chemises.
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