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Thread #32333   Message #424455
Posted By: Bill D
23-Mar-01 - 04:26 PM
Thread Name: Auctioning 1st Edition Child's Ballads
Subject: RE: AUCTIONING 1ST ED. CHILD'S BALLADS
I have the Child collection from the "British Poets" series, 8 vols.in 4, Houghton, Osgood and Company..The Riverside Press, Cambridge ..Boston, 1878

(note...this, and I assume, the one being auctioned are NOT the edited & enlarged one published later by Dover...we are talking the un-edited collection with very few notes and introductions which F.J. Child published very early. It has ballads later removed as not worthy, or replaced with better versions...etc...)..I do not know the exact history of Child's editing and culling process, so I am not sure exactly where my edition stands in the various printings, nor yet what it might be worth. Perhaps Bruce or others can help clarify the relationship of the various printings.