Title: Bibliographia Poetica: A Catalogue of ...
Publisher: C. Roworth, London
Publication Date: 1802
Edition: 1st Edition
12mo. Modern brown cloth rebind with burgundy leather spine label. 407pp. Very good. Modern binding of course fine and pristine; faint even age toning and minor foxing to last few pages only, else original text block clean and quite handsome. First edition. Ritson (1752-1803) was an eccentric but highly-regarded English antiquarian whose many collections of early texts includes such volumes as "A Select Collection of English Songs" (1783) and "Ancient Songs and Ballads from the Reign of King Henry the Second to the Revolution" (1792), "Robin Hood: A Collection of All the Ancient Poems, Songs, and Ballads, Now Extant Relative to That Celebrated English Outlaw" (1795). Scarce. Bookseller Inventory # 32927
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