Fairy Tales, Now First Collected: To Which are Prefixed Two Dissertations: On Pygmies, On Fairies.

London: Payne and Foss, 1831. hardcover. 207pp., 8vo, original blind-stamped cloth; (outer hinge chipped, spine ends bumped, inner hinge weak), internally fine. London: Payne and Foss, 1831. Very good (-). very good(-).

A posthumous collection of old songs, ballads and essays from this English antiquary and lawyer, known for his eccentric and often rude manners. Ritson set his manuscripts on fire and later went mad, dying in confinement.

Price: $300.00

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