Title ROBIN HOOD: A COLLECTION OF ALL THE ANCIENT POEMS, SONGS, AND BALLADS, NOW EXTANT, RELATIVE TO THAT CELEBRATED ENGLISH OUTLAW; TO WHICH ARE PREFIXED HISTORICAL ANECDOTES OF HIS LIFE.
Book Condition Good+
Publisher (London) Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown / and T. Boys 1820
Seller ID 30473
x, lxxiv, 240 pp, 16mo (6 1/2" H). Full green textured leather with darker green stamped borders on front/rear boards. Spine has elaborate blind stamped decoration, gilt banding & date, brown leather title label with gilt lettering. All edges red. Plain brown endpapers, b&w vignette on title page, genealogical chart, small b&w tail pieces. Oval purple stamp on verso of title page "Alexander Gardyne 1883". Mr. Rtison's work, originally published in a small two volume edition in 1795, is here reprinted for the first time in one volume, retaining "only a portion of Mr. Ritson's notes. The rest have been omitted as either irrelevant of inadmissible in a work designed for (young persons)." Contents: Preface; Mr. Ritson's Preface; The Life of Robin Hood; Notes and Illustrations (illustrations in the case meaning examples rather than pictures); Part the First (A Lytell Geste of Robyn Hode / Robin Hood and the Potter / R H and the Beggar / R H and Guy of Gisborne / A true tale of Robin Hood); Part the Second (Robin Hoods birth, breeding, &c. / Robin Hoods Progress to Nottingham / The Jolly Pinder of Wakefield, with Robin Hood, Scarlet, and John / Robin Hood and the Bishop / R H and the Butcher / R H and the Tanner / R H and the Tinker / R H and Allen a Dale / R H and the Shepherd / R H and the Curtall Fryer / R H and the Stranger / R H and Queen Katherine / Robin Hoods Chase / Robin Hoods Golden Prize / Robin Hood rescuing Will Stutly / The noble Fisherman; or, Robin Hoods preferment / Robin Hoods Delight / Robin Hood and the Beggar (2) / Little John and the four Beggars / Robin Hood and the Ranger / R H and Little John / R H and the Bishop of Hereford / R H rescuing the Widows three Sons / R H and maid Marian / The King's disguise and friendship with Robin Hood / Robin Hood and the Golden Arrow / R H and the valiant Knight / Robin Hoods death and burial); Glossary. Light to moderate edge wear to boards and at top/bottom of spine, very small piece missing from bottom of spine label, light rubbing to surfaces of boards and spine, a very small hole (1/8" dia) in margin of page leaf 3/4, a similar hole (3/16" dia) in text of page leaf 203/204, 2 page leaves (pages 25 to 28) are slightly inset and untrimmed, a few tiny foxing marks throughout pages, front inside hinge paper is split but hinge is holding very firmly.