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OLD BALLADS ...
Old ballads, historical and narrative, with some of modern date; now first collected, and reprinted from rare copies. With notes. Volume the first (second).
[London]: printed for T. Evans, 1777.
2 vols ; 17.5 cm. (8º)
I: 8, 334 p.
II: [8], 308 p.

At head of title: 'Evans's Edition'. Collected and edited by the publisher, Thomas Evans. An enlarged second edition in four volumes was published in 1784. Title-page vignettes signed as drawn and etched by Isaac Taylor. Final advertisement leaf in vol. I. ESTC t146587.

Copy Notes Imperfect; wanting half-titles, and without the final advertisement leaf in vol. I. Page references listed in pencil on front free-endpaper in both volumes. Signature of previous owner rubbed out from title-pages of both volumes.

Binding C18th calf, gilt-tooled spine compartments, red and green morocco spine-labels. Uniform with the copy of Percy's Reliques, 2 vols, London, 1775 (q.v.).

Reference Number 1388


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