PIECES OF ANCIENT POPULAR POETRY: From Authentic Manuscripts and Old Printed Copies. Adorned with Cuts. Joseph RITSON, John Bewick Thomas Bewick, illustrators.
PIECES OF ANCIENT POPULAR POETRY: From Authentic Manuscripts and Old Printed Copies. Adorned with Cuts.
PIECES OF ANCIENT POPULAR POETRY: From Authentic Manuscripts and Old Printed Copies. Adorned with Cuts.
PIECES OF ANCIENT POPULAR POETRY: From Authentic Manuscripts and Old Printed Copies. Adorned with Cuts.
PIECES OF ANCIENT POPULAR POETRY: From Authentic Manuscripts and Old Printed Copies. Adorned with Cuts.
PIECES OF ANCIENT POPULAR POETRY: From Authentic Manuscripts and Old Printed Copies. Adorned with Cuts.
PIECES OF ANCIENT POPULAR POETRY: From Authentic Manuscripts and Old Printed Copies. Adorned with Cuts.
PIECES OF ANCIENT POPULAR POETRY: From Authentic Manuscripts and Old Printed Copies. Adorned with Cuts.

PIECES OF ANCIENT POPULAR POETRY: From Authentic Manuscripts and Old Printed Copies. Adorned with Cuts.

London: C. Clarke for T. and J. Egerton, 1791. Full calf. 12mo (7.1 in, 18 cm). [2] xvi, 152 [2] pp.

First edition: Joseph Ritson (1752-1803) was a literary scholar, anthologist, and bibliographer. Here are seven Middle English poems including Tom Thumbe. Thomas Bewick (1753-1828) is known for reviving the art of wood engraving; his younger brother John Bewick (1760-1795) was his apprentice until he established his own career.

ESTC T149587. DNB. Contemporary mottled calf with gilt decorated and titled spine and gilt decorated board edges. 15 woodcut headpieces and tailpieces by Thomas and John Bewick. Glossary. Joints starting with long thin cracks without spring. Tight, clean, and bright. Well-preserved first edition illustrated by Thomas and John Bewick. Near fine. Item #854

Illustrated by Thomas Bewick and John Bewick.

Price: $375.00