London: J.M. Dent and Co., 1907. [Children's Illustrated] FIRST THUS, second Rackham illustrated edition. Quarto (26 x 20cm), pp.xx; 549 . With twenty-four mounted coloured plates, captioned tissue guards, twelve illustrations with tint, and sixty-six line drawings. Publisher's mid-green cloth pictorially stamped in gilt, with illustrated dark green endpapers, top edge gilt, and fore-edge and tail untrimmed. Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. A crisp, clean copy. Spine toned, with light wear to cloth. Near fine. 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 #61716
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