- Category = Ballads
The Roxburghe Ballads.
London: Printed for the Ballad Society by Taylor, 1871. Hertford: Austin, 1874-1889. 6 volumes, 9 inches tall. A beautiful late Victorian half morocco with gilt raised bands, gilt pallets, titles and top edges. With the bookplate of West Dean Library (West Dean House, near Chichester, Sussex). Some foxing. A magnificent collection of ballads, originally formed by Robert Harley, Earl of Oxford, enlarged by successive owners, among them, by John, Duke of Roxburghe, after whom the collection is named. 3 further volumes were printed up to 1899. Any decent runs are scarce, but especially so in a fine binding. Illustrated with delightful cuts throughout.More details Price: £1,200.00
Old Ballads, Historical and Narrative, with some of Modern Date; Collected from Rare Copies and Mss..
London: Evans, 1810. 4 volumes, bound in 2, 8 inches tall. A splendid full calf binding with gilt raised bands, simple gilt 'Aldine Leaf' centre tools, elegant panels to the boards, gilt dentelles and gauffered edges. A neat ink inscription 'Rebecca Sutherland 1855' on the first blanks. This, the third edition, is revised and considerably enlarged by the author's son, R.H.Evans.More details Price: £680.00
The “Bab” Ballads (together with) More “Bab” Ballads.
London: Routledge, 1869 & (1872). 2 volumes, 7.5 inches tall. Superb full calf bindings by Tout with triple labels and elegant gilt tooling to the panels. With gilt dentelles and all edges. Original cloth covers bound in. Slight rubbing to the joints and a stain on the top of the second title page, otherwise perfectly clean. Profusely illustrated throughout. Sir William Schwenck Gilbert, English dramatist, librettist, poet and illustrator best known for the fourteen comic operas produced with the composer Arthur Sullivan.More details Price: £550.00
The Bab Ballads.
London: Macmillan and Co, 1914. Half calf, 7.5 inches tall. A pleasing binding by Spottiswoode with a single gilt raised band and gilt tooling in the Art Deco style to the spine and gilt top edge. With 350 illustrations by the author. From the Library of The Duke of Gloucester at Kensington Palace, and with his bookplate. An ink inscription reads 'H.R.H. Prince Henry, Honoris causa (For the sake of honour) from E.L.C.' Eton, Easter 1916'. Prince Henry Duke of Gloucester was the third son of King George V, brother of King George VI and King Edward VIII, and the first son of a British monarch to attend school.More details Price: £400.00
The Ingoldsby Legends.
London: Bentley, 1874. Full morocco, 9.5 inches tall. With raised bands, gilt titling, Macabre gilt centre tools and elaborate gilt tooling to the boards, dentelles and all edges. Illustrated throughout.More details Price: £350.00
Old English Ballads. A collection of Favourite Ballads of the Olden Time.
London: Full morocco, c.1865. Full blue morocco, 9 inches tall. A superbly bound volume in an unusual shade of blue with gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels, dentelles, all edges and elegant gilt tooling to the boards. A delightful anthology of old ballads illustrated with 50 engraved vignettes. Slight rubbing and foxing particularly to the preliminaries.More details Price: £280.00
Calliope. A Selection of Ballads.
London: Suttaby et al., 1816. Full morocco, 5 inches tall. A delightful Regency straight grain morocco binding with gilt bands and intricate extra gilt tooling to the panels. On the boards a gilt foliate centre tool is framed within an ornate gilt roll. All edges gilt. Engraved frontispiece and title page. A charming anthology of ballads, 'Legendary and Pathetic'.More details Price: £280.00