Bibliotheca Curiosa. The Political Songs of England From the Reign of John to that of Edward II. Vol. II

SKU: 17682

Small paper format in plain paper cover with fragile beige wrapper. Bookplate of H. Pickering. History surrounding each song and lyrics are provided. Songs range from celebrations of battle to mockery of monks to woe over high taxes going from poor farmers to the king during times when crops are poor. The booklet was printed for subscribers, 75 large format and 275 small format. Many pages uncut. Privately Printed, Edinburgh. 1884, USED. $20.00