Douglas Percy Bliss Illustrates ‘Border Ballads, Selected and Decorated with Woodcuts’



Douglas Percy Bliss Illustrated Book.

‘Border Ballads, Selected and Decorated with Woodcuts’ illustrated by Douglas Percy Bliss . Half cloth Near Fine tall octavo 112pp. Illustrated with 32 woodcuts by Douglas Percy Bliss. Foreword by Herbert J C Grierson. Small owner’s inscription inside front cover Selection is taken from the Oxford Book of Ballads. Foreword (7pp) by Herbert J. C. Grierson who says in conclusion “These are among the best illustrations to the ballads that the present writer can recall”. 22 ballads followed by a glossary of Scottish and Border words. Each ballad with accompanying woodcut and other decorations. Bound in publishers black cloth spine and blue paper covered boards with a design by Bliss. The boards are unevenly sunned, lower back corner is bumped and worn. Inside there is sporadic foxing which is heavier on the first few and last few pages, binding tight. Size 25 x 16cm

Item details

Publisher: Oxford University Press
Signed: No
Date: 1925
Place: London
Condition: Very Good
Illustrator: Douglas Percy Bliss
Book ID: 6000580

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