Signed by the illustrator Arthur Rackham, a limited edition of The Ingoldsby Legends by Thomas Ingoldsby, complete with 24 colored plates.
Quarto, xix, 549pp. Full vellum, title in gilt on spine and front cover. Top edge gilt. New gold ribbon ties. Solid text block, bowed covers, some foxing to edges of vellum. Bookplate of Cecil E. Byas affixed to front endpaper. Complete with twenty-four full page colored plates (including frontispiece), twelve printed tints, and multiple in-text black and white illustrations all by Rackham. Total of 560 copies of the large paper edition have been printed, with 500 for sale in England and 50 for sale in America, this being number 213. Signed by the illustrator on the limitation page. Housed in a blue cloth slipcase. (Latimore and Haskell 30) (Riall 83)
This copy is from the library of Cecil Edward Byas (1865-1938) of Hampstead, England, who collected books and art pieces that have since been donated to various institutions. Most notably, Byas bequeathed a large collection of stone carvings and porcelain sculptures to The Fitzwilliam Museum at the University of Cambridge.