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Book of Ballads 1967 Edited MacEdward Leach, Heritage Press

Regular price $7.50

Heritage Book of Ballads 1967 Edited by MacEdward Leach is a Heritage Press Hardcover, Boxed and Illustrated, featuring ballads from England, Scotland and America.

This beautifully illustrated book is  spiced with delightful and humorous woodcuts by Fritz Kredel.

After an Introduction on the nature of ballads, the volume includes Old International Ballads, Old Scottish and English Ballads, Historical Ballads of Great Britain, Miscellaneous Ballads of Great Britain, American Ballads by Origin or Adoption, Murder Ballads, Ballads of Special Groups and Miscellaneous.

This boxed hardcover book is 215 pages long and measures approximately 10-1/2 inches by 6-3/4 inches by 1-1/8 inches. The handsome pinstripe cover is sage green and brown.

The book itself is in good condition, with slight signs of handling and scarcely discernible foxing. The matching outer box is scuffed and discolored in places and has sustained some shelf wear.

Included in this listing is The Heritage Club Sandglass No. v:32, a small 4 page pamphlet which introduces the book.


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