Reliques of Ancient English Poetry:; Consisting of Old Heroic Ballads, Songs, and other Pieces or our earlier Poets, (Chiefly of the Lyric kind.) Together with some few of a later Date. Thomas Percy.

Reliques of Ancient English Poetry:; Consisting of Old Heroic Ballads, Songs, and other Pieces or our earlier Poets, (Chiefly of the Lyric kind.) Together with some few of a later Date.

London: J. Dodsley, 1765. First Edition. Three vols., 8vos; frontispiece, engraved title pages and numerous engraved vignettes; xxiii, 344; iii, 384; [xxv], 346 (i.e. 362)pp, with errata and advertisement leaf in Vol.1, page of music at the end of Vol. 2; contemporary calf. Hinges tender; front cover of Vol. 1 detached, along with front free endpaper; ownership signatures; internally lightly dusted, but good, sound and relatively fresh. Item #205822

With a ballad by George Barnwell following p. 224 in Vol. 3, repeating the pagination 225-240. One of the Grolier Club list of One Hundred Books Famous in English Literature, Percy's Reliques was an influential collection for the Romantic movement that followed it after a few decades. The dedication was written by Samuel Johnson.

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