The Ballad Book

Leach, MacEdward, ed.

Published by New York: A. S. Barnes and Company, 1955, New York, 1955
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
From Bienville Books (Baton Rouge, LA, U.S.A.)

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Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. First Thus. 5.50 x 8.50". Black cloth boards with titles stamped in red gilt on spine. Fore-edge is rough cut. Jacket is black with titles in red and white and white decorations. Text has three small, light stains to bottom edge, mild crimping at spine ends; interior is clean and tight. Previous owner's name inked on front endpaper, and his address sticker affixed there, too. Jacket has general chipping and closed tears to top edge, but is intact with intact price. This collection of 370 English, Scottish, and American ballads is easily the most comprehensive ballad book ever published. Compiled by the renowned folklorist and researcher from the University of Pennsylvania. Includes American and Danish variants of most of the ballads. Contents include: What is a Ballad?; Ballad Subjects; Ballad Style; Reading of Ballads: Ballad Meter; The Origin of Ballads; How Ballads Were Recovered; Balladry in America; Ballads of England and Scotland with American and Danish Variants; American Ballads by Origin or Adoption. 842 pages with glossary, bibliography, selected list of ballad recordings, and index. Size: 5.50 x 8.50". Bookseller Inventory # 001014

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Title: The Ballad Book

Publisher: New York: A. S. Barnes and Company, 1955, New York

Publication Date: 1955

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Thus.

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