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RITSON, Joseph. Ancient Songs & Ballads : from King Henry II to the Revolution [1154-1688]. Second Edition [revised & enlarged]. , Davison for Payne & Foss 1829.

First 2-Vol Edition, texts a.e.g., very handsome contemporary 19thC polished calf gilt by Wickwar, spines elaborately gilt and with double morocco labels, with edges & inner dentelles also strikingly gilt. Texts exceptionally crisp, and generally clean bar 1 sig in each volume affected by some spotting & damp-marking [?chemical reaction in the paper?]. Bound without half-titles : and Vol 2 without final advt leaf. Couple of trifling scuffs, but an extremely bright attractive copy. 'The most curious & certainly the most interesting' of Ritson's works : here 'corrected, enlarged & much improved' [Lowndes] from the 1790 1-Vol 1st Edition. With 96pp general Intro : each piece also with short separate Introduction. (Book ref. 7370 )  £ 300.00

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