1865 Rare Victorian Book - Reliques of Ancient English Poetry and Old Heroic Ballads collected by Thomas Percy


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Author : PERCY, Thomas (Lord Bishop of Dromore)
Title : Reliques of Ancient English Poetry: consisting of Old Heroic Ballads Songs, and other pieces of our Earlier Poets, together with some few of later date, by Thomas Percy.
Publisher : London: George Routledge and Sons, 1865.
Language : Text in English
Size : 6.5 " X 4,5 "
Pages : 610 pages
Binding : Very good attractive full leather binding with decorative panelling (hinges lightly scuffed but very tight) under a protective removable mylar cover.  
Content : Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare foxing). 
Illustrations : Illustrated with engravings on steel by Edward Corbould.

Estimation : (USD 80 - USD 150)

The book : Rare edition in a very attractive binding of The Reliques of Ancient English Poetry (sometimes known as Reliques of Ancient Poetry or simply Percy's Reliques) -- a collection of ballads and popular songs collected by Bishop Thomas Percy and published in 1765.

The Author : Thomas Percy (13 April 1729 – 30 September 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.


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