The Knight of Elle; a Scarce and Favourite Old Scotch Ballad

By: Anonymous

Price: $47.50

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Circa 1840-1850. Original chapbook, once bound, with illustration of a man in classical dress reaching forward., no. 38 under the publisher's information. One sheet of paper folded to make 8 pages, unopened. 3 3/4 x 6 inches. Chapbooks were an early form of popular literature, originating in the 16th century and fading out of use by the mid-19th century. They were cheaply printed booklets that "chapmen" would sell door to door or at fairs to the common people. This one contains a poem in ballad form about a young knight who rescues his beloved from an unwanted marriage to another.

Title: The Knight of Elle; a Scarce and Favourite Old Scotch Ballad

Author Name: Anonymous

Categories: Literature,

Publisher: Glasgow, Scotland, Printed for the Booksellers:

Binding: No Binding

Book Condition: Collectible-Very Good

Type: Book

Seller ID: 016236

Keywords: CHAPBOOKS POPULAR LITERATURE POEMS BALLADS ROMANCES CC-45