Ritson, Joseph 1885b

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Ritson, Joseph, ed.; [Frank, Joseph], ed. Robin Hood: a Collection of all the Ancient Poems, Songs, and Ballads, now Extant, Relative to that Celebrated English Outlaw, to which are prefixed Historical Anecdotes of his Life. London: John C. Nimmo, 1885. xii, cxviii, 400 pp. 29 cm. 'With eighty wood engravings by Thomas Bewick [...] also nine etchings from original paintings by A.H. Tourrier and E. Buckman'. Illustrators: Thomas Bewick (1753-1828); Alfred Holst Tourrier (1836-1892); Edwin Buckman (1841-1930).

The eighty wood engravings reproduced from the first ed., printed on Japan paper and mounted. The nine etchings included in duplicate, one of each printed on Whatman, the other on Japanese paper. Gable: 'Of this fine large paper edition one hundred copies are printed, each being numbered'; '[u]ndoubtedly the finest edition'. Wider margins than preceding ed.


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