Author:Ashton, John, with Leslie Shepard


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Modern Street Ballads : With Fifty-Six Illustrations

By: Ashton, John, with Leslie Shepard

Price: $21.00

Publisher: Singing Tree Press: 1968

Seller ID: 20272

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket

405 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Hardcover, brown cloth, gold spine lettering, [xx] + 405 pages, gray-brown endpapers, bibliography, 56 b/w illustrations reproduced from old woodcuts, complete texts of over 150 street ballads (broadsides) collected in London in 1700s and early to mid 1800s. Some have historical info and/or footnotes. No authors, no tunes. ; Copyrght 1888, published London: Chatto & Windus. This is a high-quality facsimile reprint, with new introduction by Leslie Shepard, Detroit: Singing Tree Press, 1968. Chapter headings are: Social. Humorous. Country. Sea. The Queen. Historica... View more info