Each ballad is preceded by a note as to its source and sometimes its context. Francis James Child's work was of such quality that he was considered the main authority on this subject and his works are still widely cited. This English version is expanded from the original American by three volumes.
Publisher: Sampson, Low, Son & Co.
Date Published: 1861
Place Published: London
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: 8 vols.: xxxii, 331; 402; 408; iv, 345; xxxvi, 448; 295; iv, 329; iv, 324, 16 p. 18 cm. Purple cloth with blank impressing. Spines faded, chipped on top and bottom, corners bumped. Vol. 1: glue spots and bump on rear cover, spine chipped, front hinge cracked. Minor spotting inside and some pages uncut. Bookplates on front endpapers, including one for Nancy Astor, Cliveden Library.