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Jarge Balsh Goes to Lunnon

£45.00

Product description

Folk Press, Ltd., London, 1928, First edition. Hardback, bound in green cloth with title in black on spine; 12mo., [xvi] 123 pp + 3pp publisher's catalogue. Book condition: Fair, spine panel repaired with clear adhesive tape and then entire cover wrapped in clear adhesive plastic film; binding otherwise tight, slight browning on edges of text block; owner's name in pencil on ffep, A collection of three works by the author: "Jarge Balsh goes to Lunnon"; "The Zexton o' Zpringvield" and "Zummat O' Nothin", which is a collection of songs about Somerset, all with a Foreword by Thomas Jay, "the well-known Punch humorist". The text is written in a phonetic representation of the vernacular Somerset dialect. To quote the author's Introduction: "The reasons for doing so are: Firstly, because an obviously modified word introduces a false note and destroys the necessary atmosphere; and, secondly, much of the natural humour contained in the Somerset dialect can only be conveyed by the faithful reproduction of the spoken word."

Item details

Author(s):
W M Jones
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
130 mm x 190 mm
Edition:
First
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
123
Publisher:
Folk Press, Ltd.
Title:
Jarge Balsh goes to Lunnon

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Folk Press, Ltd., London, 1928, First edition. Hardback, bound in green cloth with title in black on spine; 12mo., [xvi] 123 pp + 3pp publisher's catalogue. Book condition: Fair, spine panel repaired with clear adhesive tape and then entire cover wrapped in clear adhesive plastic film; binding otherwise tight, slight browning on edges of text block; owner's name in pencil on ffep, A collection of three works by the author: "Jarge Balsh goes to Lunnon"; "The Zexton o' Zpringvield" and "Zummat O' Nothin", which is a collection of songs about Somerset, all with a Foreword by Thomas Jay, "the well-known Punch humorist". The text is written in a phonetic representation of the vernacular Somerset dialect. To quote the author's Introduction: "The reasons for doing so are: Firstly, because an obviously modified word introduces a false note and destroys the necessary atmosphere; and, secondly, much of the natural humour contained in the Somerset dialect can only be conveyed by the faithful reproduction of the spoken word."

Author(s):
W M Jones
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
130 mm x 190 mm
Edition:
First
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
123
Publisher:
Folk Press, Ltd.
Title:
Jarge Balsh goes to Lunnon

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