A Book of Roxburghe Ballads

London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1847. First edition. Small 4to. xxvi, (2), 340 pp. Illustrated with wood engraved tail-pieces. A collection of Elizabethan-era broadside ballads. Introduction: "The main purpose of the ensuing collection, is to shew, in their most genuine state, the character and quality of productions, written expressly for the amusement of the lower orders, in the reigns of Elizabeth, James, and Charles." Corners and edges bumped, but a very good copy. Somewhat later brown half-sheep
(rubbed), gilt, and cloth, gilt rules and title on spine, marbled endpapers, t.e.g. (#5292). Item #58227

Price: $65.00

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