Ritson, Joseph 1820a

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Original board cover / HTN collection.
[Ritson, 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: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1820. xii, [iii]-[l]xxiv, 240 pp. 12mo. Vign. on t.-p. and a few in text [by Thomas Bewick and/or John Bewick]. LC No. 16-4676.

Name of editor and illustrator not cited on t.p. or elsewhere in this ed. Includes only some of Ritson's notes from the first ed.; the rest omitted as either irrelevant or inadmissible in a work designed for young persons, cf. preface. Includes only a few vignettes. Most of the illustrations by Thomas and/or John Bewick that are usually found in editions of this work have been excluded.


  • BLCh.820/32
  • LC
  • University of Chicago Library
  • Gable Collection, Cleveland Public Library (as of 1935)
  • Nottingham Public Libraries Robin Hood collection (as of 1933).

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