London: Chatto and Windus, 1883. First edition. Woodcut illustrations in the chapbook style. Extensive bibliography. Light shelfwear, edges lightly foxed. An unusually fine, bright copy. Original dark green cloth, decoratively stamped in black and gilt. Octavo. viii, 454 pp. Item #7420
The author wrote several other books on English popular culture, including Chap-Books of the Eighteenth Century, Social Life in the Reign of Queen Anne, and the Leadenhall Press publication, A History of English Lotteries.