London: Henry Washbourne, 1844. Hardcover. Three volumes. 12mo. Finely bound by Lauriat of Boston in half scarlet morocco, light red linen cloth boards, spines in six compartments, gilt; top edges gilt; marbled endpapers. Title pages printed in three pages. A new edition. A fine set, beautifully bound.
Percy first published this collection of ballads is 1765. Though the index lists only 57, there are probably 180 ballads in three sections, including such important ballads as "Chevy Case" and "Patrick Spens". Among those not listed in the Index are six Arthurian ballads, including the Marriage of Gawain and The Ballad of Sir Lancelot.
Arthurian Encyclopedia, p. 367. Howey, A-1959. Fine. Item #21224