London: Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co., 1881. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto (11 1/4 x 8"). xvi, 384pp (Vol. 1); xvi, 384pp (Vol. 2). Original 3/4 crushed morocco over burgundy cloth, with gold lettering and tooling to spines. Raised bands. Etched frontispiece in each volume.
Splendidly illustrated throughout with numerous full-page and in-text wood-engravings, this 2-volume set contains a selection of old and new British ballads illustrated by some of the best illustrators of the their times.
Moderate rubbing along joints. Covers slightly darkened / soiled. Some foxing to very first pages of both volumes. Bindings in overall good, interior in good+ to very good condition. g to vg. Item #45115