Ancient Songs & Ballads, from the Reign of King Henry the Second to the Revolution. Joseph Ritson.

Ancient Songs & Ballads, from the Reign of King Henry the Second to the Revolution.

London: Printed for Payne and Foss…by Thomas Davison…, 1829. Second and best edition, revised from the 1790 first edition, which was in only one volume. With a 96 page introduction, and a separate short introduction to each piece. Contemporary armorial bookplate in each volume; ink signature of the same order on each title-page. A very attractive copy in a fine, unrestored binding. Contemporary diced calf. Gilt spines with burgundy morocco labels, marbled edges and endpapers. Two volumes, octavo. [10], ciii, [1, blank], 169, [1, imprint]; [8], 326, [1, ads], [1, imprint] pp. Item #11638

“The most curious and cdertainly the most interesting to antiquarian readers of all Ritson’s works” (Lowndes).

Price: $600.00

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