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The Book of British Ballads

Samuel Carter Hall editor

RA Collection: Book

Record number




London: Jeremiah How, 1842-1844

Physical Description

2 v. : ill. ; 27 cm.

General Note

Paged continuously.
Volume 2 is titled: "The Book of Ballads: second series."


Vol 1: [4] , iv, 234, [2] p . : Vol 2: [2], viii, 206, [3] p . :$b[157] ill..

Binding Note

Bound in original cream cloth, decorative cloth, printed in gold and blue on upper cover, spine and lower cover. Top edge gilt. Spine lettered, gilt on blue: "The Book of British Ballads. 1843.[1844]."


Thomas Creswick RA, illustrator
John Franklin, illustrator
Daniel Maclise RA, illustrator
Kenny Meadows, illustrator
Sir John Gilbert RA, illustrator
William Powell Frith RA, illustrator
Frederick Richard Pickersgill RA, illustrator
Richard Dadd, illustrator
Richard Redgrave RA, illustrator
Sir John Tenniel, illustrator
Sir Joseph Noel Paton, illustrator
William Bell Scott, illustrator
Henry Courtney Selous, illustrator
Alfred Crowquill, illustrator
Thomas Sibson, illustrator
Josiah Wood Whymper, wood-engraver
John Orrin Smith, wood-engraver
William James Linton, wood-engraver
Frederick William Branston, wood-engraver
Mary Ann Williams, wood-engraver
Henry Vizetelly, wood-engraver
Ebenezer Landells, wood-engraver
Mrs Fanny McIan, illustrator
How, Jeremiah, Publisher
Vizetelly Brothers and Company (London), letterpress printers