29 June 2005
[ROBIN HOOD]. Robin Hood: A Collection of All the Ancient Poems, Songs, and Ballads, now extant, relative to that celebrated English Outlaw. London: Printed for T. Egerton and J.Johnson, 1795.
2 volumes, 8o. Contemporary red straight-grained morocco gilt, edges gilt (extremities a little rubbed). Provenance: "J.C.B." (engraved bookplates); John C. De Kimberley (bookplates).
First Collected Edition. Edited by Joseph Ritson, this work constitutes the first in-depth publication regarding the legendary Robin Hood and the basis for all the subsequent related versions in print and film. (2)
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