New York: The Macmillan Company, 1910.
Hardcover. This romantic 1910 collection of old English ballads beckons you back to the days of Robin Hood and his Merry Men, chivalrous knights and fair maidens, stag hunts and may-pole dances, and more. From its bard-bedecked forest green covers to the rousing and romantic stories stored within, this more than a century-old collection is sure to shine on any shelf and comes thoroughly illustrated throughout in a pictorial dedication page, frontispiece, pictorial title page, opening vignettes to each chapter, decorative tailpieces, and more than 25 enchanting and adventurous full-page illustrations by George Wharton Edwards. Contents include: Introduction, Chevy Chace, King Cophetua and the Beggar-Maid, King Leir and his Three Daughters, Fair Rosamond, Phillida and Corydon, Fair Margaret and Sweet William, Annan Water, The Bailiff's Daughter of Islington, Barbara Allen's Cruelty, The Douglas Tragedy, Young Waters, Flodden Field, Helen of Kirkconnell, Robin Hood and Allen-a-Dale, Robin Hood and Guy of Gisborne, Robin Hood's Death and Burial, The Twa Corbies, Waly, Waly, Love be Bonny, The Nut-Brown Maid, The Fause Lover, The Mermaid, The Battle of Otterburn, The Lament of the Border Widow, The Banks o' Yarrow, Hugh of Lincoln, and Sir Patrick Spens.
7 5/8" X 5 1/8". 185pp. Bound in full forest green cloth with bard and lyre stamped in black and red to upper board and lettered in kind to both upper board and spine. Mild wear to binding, with bumping to head of spine, gentle bumping to extremities, and light edgewear. Previous owner's name to front free endpaper, dated 1915. Rear hinge a touch tender. Binding remains sound. Pages are clean and unmarked. Very good. Item #6816