London: Chatto and Windus, 1883. First edition. Many woodcut illustrations in the chapbook style throughout. With an extensive bibliography. Some rubbing to head of spine and some general shelfware. Dark green coated endpapers. Foxing and toning to edges. A very good copy. Original pictorial green cloth decoratively stamped in black and gilt. Octavo. viii, 454 pp. Item #17011
John Ashton also wrote several other books on English popular culture: Chap-Books of the Eighteenth Century, Social Life in the Reign of Queen Anne, the Leadenhall Press publication A History of English Lotteries, and more.