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Thread #164503 Message #3937198
Posted By: Steve Gardham
13-Jul-18 - 02:24 PM
Thread Name: F J Child ESPB 1882-1898 - original subscribers?
Subject: RE: F J Child ESPB 1882-1898
I am now confused. (Easily done). I have always assumed (read even) that the 10 parts were bought and posted off to subscribers as they were published, much like the publications of the Ballad Society, Roxburghe Ballads/Bagford Ballads etc. 16 years is a long time to wait for a set of books. Many of the subscribers would have died before they saw a copy.