London: William Heinemann, 1913. [Children's Illustrated] SECOND RACKHAM-ILLUSTRATED EDITION, the fifth impression. Quarto (26 x 20cm), pp.xx; 549 . With twenty-four mounted coloured plates including a frontispiece, all with captioned tissue guards, as well as twelve illustrations with tint and sixty-six line drawings. On thinner paper than earlier Heinemann printings. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt titles and decoration to spine and upper. Top edge lightly tinted blue; others untrimmed. Grey endpapers. Gift inscription to front pastedown dated 1915. Light spotting and toning throughout. Spine heavily toned, with gilt dulled almost to nothing, and some repairs to head. Moderate wear to boards. 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. This enlarged edition features twice as many colour plates as the 1898 first (octavo) edition by Rackham. Item #59505
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