Lot 179 of 338:
The Hermit of Warkworth, 1771  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$120
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Title:
The Hermit of Warkworth, A Northumberland Ballad, in Three Fits or Cantos
Author:
[Percy, Thomas]
Place:
London
Publisher:
T. Davies
Date:
1771
Description:

viii, 52 pp. Engraved vignette on title page, woodcut head- and tailpieces. (4to) 27.4x21.5 cm (10¾x8½"), full speckled calf lettered in gilt on spine, raised bands, Second Edition.

Thomas Percy was Bishop of Dromore, County Down, Ireland. Before being made bishop, he was chaplain to George III. Percy's greatest contribution is considered to be his Reliques of Ancient English Poetry (1765), the first of the great ballad collections, which was the one work most responsible for the ballad revival in English poetry that was a significant part of the Romantic movement.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Light rubbing with a few small abrasions, boards slightly bowed; dampstaining to endpapers, front free endpaper trimmed roughly with a bit of worming; light ripple to leaves, light foxing; very good overall.
 
Item number:
311629
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