The Ingoldsby Legends (1863)

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The Ingoldsby Legends (1863)

S$93.00

Title: The Ingoldsby Legends
Author: Thomas Ingoldsby
ISBN: –
Publisher: W Clowes & Sons, date unknown. Inscription from 1863. Reprint of Bentley edition.
Condition: Red leather, decorative gilt on spine. Lovely, marbled edges. Good condition, expecte

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Title: The Ingoldsby Legends
Author: Thomas Ingoldsby
ISBN: –
Publisher: W Clowes & Sons, date unknown. Inscription from 1863. Reprint of Bentley edition.
Condition: Red leather, decorative gilt on spine. Lovely, marbled edges. Good condition, expected wear, firmly bound.

The Ingoldsby Legends is a collection of myths, legends, ghost stories and poetry written supposedly by Thomas Ingoldsby of Tappington Manor, actually a pen-name of an English clergyman named Richard Harris Barham.

The legends were first printed during 1837 as a regular series in the magazine Bentley’s Miscellany and later in New Monthly Magazine. The legends were illustrated by John Leech and George Cruikshank. They proved immensely popular and were compiled into books published in 1840, 1842 and 1847 by Richard Bentley. They remained popular during the 19th century but have since become little known. An omnibus edition was published in 1879: The Ingoldsby Legends; or Mirth and marvels.

As a priest of the Chapel Royal, Barham was not troubled with strenuous duties and he had ample time to read and compose stories. Although based on real legends and mythology, such as the “hand of glory”, they are mostly deliberately humorous parodies or pastiches of medieval folklore and poetry.

The collection contains one of the earliest transcriptions of the song A Franklyn’s Dogge, an early version of the modern children’s song Bingo. Other than this, the best-known poem of the collection is the Jackdaw of Rheims about a jackdaw who steals a cardinal’s ring and is made a saint.

Contents

The Spectre of Tappington
The Hand of Glory: the Nurse’s Story
‘Look at the Clock!’: Patty Morgan the Milkmaid’s Story
Grey Dolphin: a Legend of Sheppey
The Ghost
The Cynotaph
The Leech of Folkestone: Mrs. Botherby’s Story
The Legend of Hamilton Tighe
The Witches’ Frolic
A Singular Passage in the Life of the Late Henry Harris, D.D.
The Jackdaw of Rheims
A Lay of St. Dunstan
A Lay of St. Gengulphus
The Lay of St. Odille
A Lay of St. Nicholas
The Lady Rohesia
The Tragedy
Mr. Barney Maguire’s Account of the Coronation
The ‘Monstre’ Balloon
The Execution: a Sporting Anecdote
Some Account of a New Play
The Bangman’s Dog: Mr.Peters’s Story
Introduction to the Second Series
The Black Mousquetaire: a Legend Of France
Sir Rupert the Fearless: a Legend Of Germany
The Merchant of Venice: a Legend of Italy
The Auto-Da-Fé: a Legend of Spain
The Ingoldsby Penance: a Legend of Palestine—and West Kent
Netley Abbey: a Legend of Hampshire
Fragment
Nell Cock: a Legend of the Dark Entry. — The King’s Scholar’s Story
Nursery Reminiscences
Aunt Fanny: a Legend of a Shirt
Misadventures at Margate: a Legend of Jarvis’s Jetty
The Smuggler’s Leap: a Legend of Thanet
Bloudie Jacke of Shrewsberrie: a Legend Of Shropshire
The Babes in the Woody; or, The Norfolk Tragedy
The Dead Drummer: a Legend of Salisbury Plain
A Row in an Omnibus (Box): a Legend of the Haymarket
The Lay of St. Cuthbert; or the Devil’s Dinner-Party: a Legend Of The North Countree
The Lay of St Aloys: a Legend of Blois
The Lay of the Old Woman Clothed in Grey: a Legend of Dover
Raising the Devil: a Legend of Cornelius Agrippa
Saint Medard: a Legend Of Afric {sic}
Preface to the Third Series
The Lord of Thoulouse: a Legend of Languedoc
The Wedding-Day; or, The Buccaneer’s Curse: a Family Legend
The Blasphemer’s Warning: a Lay of St. Romwold
The Brothers Of Birchington: a Lay of St. Thomas à Becket
The Knight and the Lady: a Domestic Legend of the Reign of Queen Anne
The House-Warming!!: a Legend of Bleeding-Heart Yard
The Forlorn One
Jerry Jarvis’s Wig: a Legend of the Weald Of Kent
Unsophisticated Wishes
Miscellaneous Poems