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Two favourite ballads. / The Babes in the wood. / Lord Gregory.

Published by Printed for the Booksellers [1840s], Glasgow [Scotland], 1840
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Title woodcut vignette of a girl and a child watching a cock, hen and chickens. Six pages of this chapbook are devoted to the classic fairy tale told in ballad form. Disasters befall the wicked uncle who plans to kill the two orphaned babes for their wealth. One of his two hired murderers kills the other in a fit of remorse and promises to bring the children food. He never returns and they starve to death in the forest with only the robin redbreast to bury them. "[No.] 7" printed at the foot of the title. 12mo. 8 pp. OCLC locates only 2 copies. The page edges are slightly darkened. Good. Original self wrappers (disbound, removed). Bookseller Inventory # 17555

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Title: Two favourite ballads. / The Babes in the ...

Publisher: Printed for the Booksellers [1840s], Glasgow [Scotland]

Publication Date: 1840

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