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Reliques of Ancient English Poetry - Vol. III

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Subtitled; 'Consisting of Old Heroic Ballads, Songs and other Pieces of our earlier Poets, Together with some few of later Date'.

Third Edition published in 1775, Third Volume only. Printed for J Dodsley in Pall Mall.

Thomas Percy (1729 – 1811) was Bishop of Dromore, County Down, Ireland. Before being made bishop, he was chaplain to George III. Percy's greatest contribution is considered to be his Reliques of Ancient English Poetry (1765), the first of the great ballad collections, which was the one work most responsible for the ballad revival in English poetry that was a significant part of the Romantic movement.

Light tan leather cover is a bit worn and stained, spine is beginning to crack on hinge. Some foxing. But is generally clean and sound, still tightly bound. Staining from cover on edges of end paper. Gilt decoration on spine is rubbed.

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Author(s):
Thomas Percy
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
18cm x 11.5cm
Edition:
Third, 1775
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
359
Publisher:
J Dodsley
Title:
Reliques of Ancient English Poetry - Volume III

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Subtitled; 'Consisting of Old Heroic Ballads, Songs and other Pieces of our earlier Poets, Together with some few of later Date'.

Third Edition published in 1775, Third Volume only. Printed for J Dodsley in Pall Mall.

Thomas Percy (1729 – 1811) was Bishop of Dromore, County Down, Ireland. Before being made bishop, he was chaplain to George III. Percy's greatest contribution is considered to be his Reliques of Ancient English Poetry (1765), the first of the great ballad collections, which was the one work most responsible for the ballad revival in English poetry that was a significant part of the Romantic movement.

Light tan leather cover is a bit worn and stained, spine is beginning to crack on hinge. Some foxing. But is generally clean and sound, still tightly bound. Staining from cover on edges of end paper. Gilt decoration on spine is rubbed.

Author(s):
Thomas Percy
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
18cm x 11.5cm
Edition:
Third, 1775
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
359
Publisher:
J Dodsley
Title:
Reliques of Ancient English Poetry - Volume III

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