Reliques of Ancient English Poetry: Consisting of Old Heroic Ballads, Songs, and Other Pieces of Our Earlier Poets, Together With Some Few of Later Date

PERCY, Thomas; WILLMOTT, Robert Aris (ed.)

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Publication Info

  • Publisher: George Routledge and Sons
  • Edition: New Edition
  • Date Published: 1867
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Fair
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    lxxvi, 610 p. + 2 p. of ads. 18 cm. Engraved frontispiece & 7 other illustrations by Edward Corbould. New edition. Burgundy cloth hardcover with black and gold impressing. Worn and bumped, with tears at spine ends and large tear in cloth at front hinge. Hinges tender. Ink signature from 1869 on front endpaper. Spotting of tissue guard over frontispiece portrait and a few other spots towards front. Pages clean readable. Includes an introductory bio of Thomas Percy and an essay on the ancient minstrels of England. The legends of merry olde England are all here: Robin Hood, King Lear and his daughters, the victory at Agincourt, Fair Rosamond, the Wandering Jew, King Arthur, St. George and the Dragon, etc.

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