London: Richard Bentley, 1867. [Strange Tales and Humour] FINELY BOUND. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.[xii]; 468; , blank. Red half morocco over marbled boards, raised bands and gilt decoration to spine, marbled endpapers and edges. Title page in printed in red and black, pictorial frontispiece, 4 in-text illustrations. Light spotting to first few pages, bookplate to pastedown, gift inscription to first blank, textblock lightly toned with some spotting to preliminaries. Binding lightly rubbed to extremities. Very good. A classic collection of poetry, ghost stories and legends that are mostly parodies or deliberately humorous. First printed in the Bentley's Miscellany and New Monthly magazines, and first published in book-form between 1840 and 1847. Item #51837
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