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The English and Scottish Popular Ballads (5 Volumes Bound as 3, in original dust jackets)

Child, Francis James (editor)

Published by Folklore Press/ Pageant Press, New York, 1956
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Five volumes bound in three. Hardcovers in pale green cloth with spine lettered in gilt. (Vol 1-2)xxxi+507 and 515 pp; (Vol 3-4) 521 and ix + 523 pp; (Vol. 5) ix + 569 pp. with bibliography, glossary, index of ballad titles, titles of books of ballads, index of matters and literature. Reiisue of this massive set originally published in 1882-1883 in a limited edition, considered since to be the definitive resource for all studies in this important area of English literature, folklore and balladry. Professor Child (and his post mortem successor G.L. Kittredge) included all of the then known versions of 305 ballads believed to be truly traditional; for each of the 305 ballads covered a full account of sources, prefactory historical information, scholarly textual analysis anda description of comparable foreign analogues are provided. Fine in very good dust jackets with a bit of occasional soiling and shallow chipping. (NOTE WELL: DUE TO SIZE AND WEIGHT, ADDITIONAL SHIPPING MAY BE REQUIRES AND WILL BE CONSIDERABLE ON INTERNATIONAL ORDERS. PLEASE INQUIRE.). Bookseller Inventory # E14178B

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Title: The English and Scottish Popular Ballads (5 ...

Publisher: Folklore Press/ Pageant Press, New York

Publication Date: 1956

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: very good

Edition: Reprint.

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