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Chap-Books of the Eighteenth Century with Facsimiles, Notes, and Introduction by  John Ashton - Hardcover - 1882 - from The Owl at the Bridge (SKU: OB301)

Chap-Books of the Eighteenth Century with Facsimiles, Notes, and Introduction

Chap-Books of the Eighteenth Century with Facsimiles, Notes, and Introduction by  John Ashton - Hardcover - 1882 - from The Owl at the Bridge (SKU: OB301)

Chap-Books of the Eighteenth Century with Facsimiles, Notes, and Introduction

by Ashton, John

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London, Chatto & Windus, 1882. Hard Cover. xvi, 486, 32 pages, facsimile woodcuts throughout; 19.5 cm. "Although these Chap-books are very curious, and on many accounts interesting, no attempt has yet been made to place them before the public in a collected form, accompanied by the characteristic engravings, without which they would lose much of their value. They are the relics of a happily past age" carried in the packs of the pedlars, or Chapmen, to every village, and to every home. ...while they were in their prime, they mark an epoch in the literary history of our nation" and they help us to gauge the intellectual capacity of the lower and lower middle classes of the last century. "As before said, their great variety adapted them for every purchaser, and they may be roughly classed under the following heads:"Religious, Diabolical, Supernatural, Superstitious, Romantic, Humorous, Legendary, Historical, Biographical, and Criminal" I have not included Calendars, and I have purposely avoided Garlands, or Collections of ballads, which equally come under the category of Chap-books" I hope I have succeeded in producing a book at once both amusing and instructive, besides having rescued these almost forgotten booklets from the limbo into which they were fast descending." Good+, brown embossed covers decorated in black & gold; spine edges rubbed, edges & corners worn, ink owner name; withal a very nice copy. Stock#OB301.

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OB301
Title
Chap-Books of the Eighteenth Century with Facsimiles, Notes, and Introduction
Author
Ashton, John
Format/binding
Hard Cover
Book condition
Used - Good
Quantity available
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Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Chatto & Windus
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1882
Keywords
History of the Book Chap-books 18th Century
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