The Poetical Works of Goldsmith and Scott and The Poems, Songs and Ballads relating to Robin Hood

By: Ritson, Joseph (Ed), Goldsmith, Oliver & Scott, Sir Walter

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(viii),71,(v),46,48,40,(vi),112 Engravings (5) Publisher's blue blind-tooled cloth, circa 1861, with embossed gilt medallion surrounding titles on cover; titles in gilt compartment on spine with additional blind-tooled and embossed gilt decoration. Book is in three sections, the pagination being taken from the plates with which the publisher was working. The first section is "The Poems and Plays of Oliver Goldsmith" (71 pages with b&w frontis and illust title page by Dalziel). The next section is "The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott" in which each of the works is paginated individually (see pagination notation above) totaling 134 pages with one b&w illustration ("The Lay of the Last Minstrel" (30 pages), "Ballads and Lyrical Pieces" (46 pages), "Marmion" (48 pages), "The Lady of the Lake" (40 pages). The final section is "Robin Hood: a Collection of Poems, Songs, and Ballads relative to that celebrated English Outlaw" edited by Joseph Ritson (112 pages with a b&w frontis by H. E. and illustrated title page showing Robin in his sick bed at the gatehouse of Kirklees Abbey, about to shoot his final arrow out of the open window, in order to mark his place of burial). Prize award sticker dated 1861. Corners and top/bottom spine bumped, the top of spine has top edge rubbed down25" to the cloth and bottom spine has small slit about5" along back edge. Otherwise covers are bright with no fading. Front hinge is pulled, there are no inscriptions just the prize award sticker. There are a few faint water marks at the top of some of the pages. otherwise Good. Very scarce.. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Title: The Poetical Works of Goldsmith and Scott and The Poems, Songs and Ballads relating to Robin Hood

Author Name: Ritson, Joseph (Ed), Goldsmith, Oliver & Scott, Sir Walter

Categories: Novels, Poetry & Literature,

Edition: First Edition Thus. 1

Publisher: London and Glasgow, Richard Griffin and Company:

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 1988

Keywords: History Medieval Robin Hood; Poetry Literature; Literary Criticism