Suffolk, Eng: D. S. Brewer, (1992), (1994),
First Edition. large quarto, boards; cloth. lxii, (426), (vi)pp.; (xxiv), (184)pp. D. S. Brewer, Item #10280
Pepys' ballad collection is the largest surviving collection of English ballads printed in London in the seventeenth century, and is an outstanding source for English popular culture of the period. collection, already available in facsimile form, are now properly accessible. Ballads: i. Catalogue provides a full bibliographical history of each ballad; ii. Indexes and Listsorganises and presents information on the ballads, classified as titles, tunes, music, first lines, refrains,authors, licenses, printers/publishers/imprints, and watermarks.The second part of the catalogue consists of the indexes. Titles and sub-titles are indexed together, as these are often interchangeable. First lines and refrains provide text indexes; tunes and music are a guide to the musical element; and imprints, licensing information and authors enable the printing history to be reconstructed.
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