Fakenham Ghost, The

The Fakenham Ghost

[BLOOMFIELD, Robert]. The Fakenham Ghost, a true Tale Taken from Bloomfield’s admired Rural Poems. Published by W. Darton, Holborn Hill: [Octr 16, 1813].

Small square octavo. 4 5/8 x 4 1/8 inches; 118 x 114 mm. 16 pp. Sixteen hand-colored plates with the text concluding on the back cover. With a contemporary ink inscription on the inside front wrapper dated March 1816. Original tan printed wrappers. Minimal soiling to wrappers. An excellent copy.

The first twelve plates bear a black wash to give the required darkness, since most of the action takes place at night. Against this background, the yellow candle throws a bright halo in the final pictures with an uncolored engraving on the back cover. Item #00747

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