Roby, John.


George Routledge and Sons 1867.
4th Ed. Large Paper Copy. 4to. 2 vols. xxviii + 10pp. + 465pp. + [vi] + 441pp. + [i]. Mounted port. frontis., 21 engraved plates, numerous ills. Some light foxing, hinges cracked to vol. 2., original gilt lettered cloth with gilt rule edged boards with gilt ills. to upper boards, some sm. scuffs to cloth, spines chipped. ‘This, the fourth and only complete edition, including the First Series of twenty tales, published in two volumes ... the second series also of twenty tales in two volumes (1831) ... and three additional tales from ‘Legendary and Poetical Remains.’’ Publishers Preface. John Roby (1793-1850). Best known for the above work. D.N.B. 'The tales are rather inflated and overwrought, but are valuable for the local traditions which they embody, though some of the narratives are mainly drawn from the authors fancy.'
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