The Minstrelsy of the English Border. Being a Collection of Ballads, Ancient, Remodelled, and Original, Founded on Well Known Border Legends
by Sheldon, Frederick
London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1847 First edition. Finely bound in full brown calf, with five raised bands to the spine, contrasting light brown title label to the spine lettered in gilt, spine compartments with floral decorations in black, boards and turn-ins decoratively ruled and stamped in black, all edges gilt, red marbled endpapers, green silk bookmark. Very good or better, with some minor rubbing to the spine ends, hinges reinforced inside the covers, former owner's bookplate to the front pastedown, faint spotting to the endpapers, otherwise clean pages. Overall, a handsome copy in a beautiful binding. The Minstrelsy of the English Border is a collection of 38 ballads relating to the Anglo-Scottish border region-- an English companion to Sir Walter Scott's renowned Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border (1802). Indeed, in his preface, Sheldon claims to have selected the ballads in this volume from those that Scott omitted and that "remain scattered up and down the country side." Specifically, this volume includes "Borthwick's Decree," "Halidon Hill," The Outlandish Knight," "Lady Nell," "The Laird of Roslin's Daughter," and "The Ballad of Meikle Mouthed Meg, or the Wife of the Wuddy," among others.. 1st Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good. (Inventory #: FKS001)
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