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INVENTORY #103256

Ancient Poems, Ballads and Songs of the Peasantry of England Taken down from Oral Recitation and Transcribed from Private Manuscripts, Rare Broadsides and Scarce Publications

BELL, Robert (ed.)

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An early collection of ballads and poems assembled from the oral traditions of the peasantry, expanding on the work of James Henry Dixon which was released to a limited audience 11 years earlier. Seventy-five entries are recorded, among them highly amusing tales of cuckoldry, sad laments of lost love, and working songs to accompany sowing and harvesting.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: John W. Parker and Son
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1857
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a

Details

  • Condition: Good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    252 p. 17 cm. Cloth hardcover. Spine faded and cracked at top and bottom, some wear to label. Corners bumped, small dents in fore-edges. Pages generally clean.

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