7.ラッカム画/バラム「インゴルズビー伝説集」イギリス版
限定560部の第12番 ラッカムのサイン入り
Rackham, Arthur (illust.) / Barham, R. H.
Ingoldsby Legends or Mirth & Marvels. By Thomas Ingoldsby Esquire.
London: J. M. Dent & Co., 1907.
¥372,000 (税込み) Large 4to. Large paper edition. Limited to 560 numbered copies, "of which 500 are for sale in England and 50 in America," signed by the artist. This copy is No. 12 of the English edition. xix, 549 pp, 24 color plates mounted on dark olive paper, with descriptive tissueguards (except for the frontispiece), 12 plates tinted but not mounted, and 66 drawings in black and white in the text (full page). With a printing flaw to the tinted plate facing p. 254 (it is on coated paper, is uncaptioned, and has offsetting from the text of the image). Original vellum over boards pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt on front cover and spine, with yellow silk ties, t.e.g., uncut. Dark olive pictorial endpapers. Exlibris on front end paper. Housed in a quarter brown morocco slipcase.
"This edition is a reprint of the 1898 edition, with added illustrations and larger pages" (Latimore and Haskell).
原作の「インゴルズビー伝説集」はイギリスの文人バラム(Richard Harris Barham, 1788-1845)の韻文物語集で、中世伝説、民間信仰などを取材し、揶揄、風刺とパロディの妙を極めています。 ラッカムの挿絵入りの本書は1898年に初版が出版されています。254ページ目に面した図版に本文からの裏移りがみられます。