EBSWORTH, Joseph Woodfall (ed)
Title: The Bagford Ballads.
Publisher: Hertford The Ballad Society 1876-1877.
Seller ID: 34925
With copies of the original woodcuts. Edited with Introduction and notes by Joseph Woodfall Ebsworth. Three parts. 8vo. [I] viii, 128pp. [II] iv, 129-468pp [III] viii, 469-628pp. Uniformly quarter bound in brown and navy blue cloth with the original front cover (a stiff orange titled wrapper) of the first part bound in; top edges trimmed and tinted red, the others left in their uncut state. Owner's name. A very good clean set. ***English ballads collected by John Bagford (1651-1716) for Robert Harley, first Earl of Oxford. They are generally folk ballads from the late 17th century, the latter part of the Stuart period. Parts II & III herewith comprise the second volume of the original collection of three folio volumes. The preface to Part III notes that the publication of this last volume was well advanced and would be issued to members of the Ballad Society as the 1878 sunscription.
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