By William Sandys
London   Printed for the Percy Society
8" by 5" lxi, 103pp
A fascinating collection of sixteenth and seventeenth century festive songs, published by the Percy Society with a fascinating introduction by the renowned English solicitor and member of the Society, William Sandys.
By William Sandys

1848 Festive Songs Principally of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

London   Printed for the Percy Society
8" by 5" lxi, 103pp
A fascinating collection of sixteenth and seventeenth century festive songs, published by the Percy Society with a fascinating introduction by the renowned English solicitor and member of the Society, William Sandys.
£145.00
: 0.5kgs / : 633M25

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Leather Binding, Rebound, Scarce

William Sandys is best remembered for collating and publishing a collection of seasonal carols under the title 'Christmas Carols Ancient and Modern'. This work was notable for containing the first appearances of many now-classic English carols, such as "God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen", and "The First Noel". The 'Percy Society' was a British text publication society founded in 1840, with the aim to publish limited-edition books of rare poems and songs. The Society largely drew on manuscripts from the British Museum, the Bodleian Library, the Ashmolean Museum, the Pepys collection (Cambridge), The Douce collection (Oxford), and their own private collections. With a list of the members of the council (and the members) of the 'Percy Society' to the front of the text.

Condition

Rebound in a quarter straight grain morocco binding, with cloth covered boards and gilded page edges. Externally, slightly bumped to extremities. Rubbed to joints and spine. Slight fading to spine. Front hinge slightly strained, but reasonably firm. Prior owner's ink inscription to verso of front free-endpaper. Internally firmly bound. Pages slightly age toned to extremities but bright and clean with the odd spot, heavier to first and last few pages.

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