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Musa pedestris. Three centuries of canting songs and slang rhymes [1536-1896]. Collected and annotated by.


Published by privately printed for subscribers only, [London], 1896
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First edition of the regular issue, 8vo, pp. xv, [1], 253 [i.e.251]; original shelf-backed grey paper-covered boards, paper label on spine; near fine. Songs, chants, and rhymes and rhymsters of the road, the canting crew in all its grades of hedge-priest, maunder, thief, tramp and trull, harlot, and gentlemen of the road. "Farmer, in preparing his celebrated dictionary of slang ran across a number of canting songs, which he thought would make a useful volume by themselves. This collection ranges from the early songs found in Middleton, Copland, Dekker, Fletcher, and other early writers to the latest canting songs the compiler could find . The Notes, p. 199-245, are of extreme value to the bibliographer . This is the best anthology of this type to be had - when a copy can be found" (Burke, Literature of Slang, p. 82). Bookseller Inventory # 44521

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Title: Musa pedestris. Three centuries of canting ...

Publisher: privately printed for subscribers only, [London]

Publication Date: 1896

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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